DAR Constitution Hall project, Washington, D.C.

The Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall is the largest concert space in Washington, D.C., and one of the most revered buildings in the nation’s capital.

Bringing solar to this National Historic Landmark Building posed an exceptional challenge: any renovation or addition would have to preserve the architectural integrity of the structure – including the roof.

TenKsolar and installer Standard Solar met the challenge with the proprietary REFLECT PV system, which includes APsystems YC500A microinverters.

Standard Solar’s structural engineering report revealed the building’s roof could not support the original legacy solar array they had designed, and the limited roof space would make installation of standard inverters and AC equipment exceedingly difficult.

Needing a better solution, they turned to tenK to provide a PV system that could match the original system’s energy production at a lower weight. Not only did the REFLECT PV System provide the low-weight array the building required, it produces more DC energy in the same roof area.
The Constitution Hall ended up with a larger, and lighter system, maximizing the DAR organization’s solar investment, and preserving the national landmark building for years to come.

Find out more about the tenKsolar DAR Constitution Hall project here.

Company name: tenKsolar, Minneapolis, MN
Project: DAR Constitution Hall
Location: Washington D.C.
Completion: June 2014
Capacity: 69.29 kW
Installer: Standard Solar, Rockville, MD
Modules: tenKsolar REFLECT Titan 410 watt
Modules total: 169
Inverters: APsystems YC500A (integrated with REFLECT PV modules)