Green Business Case Studies

THE PROJECT

This 75 kW system was installed on Gellersen Engineering Center on the beautiful Valparaiso University campus.  The system helps the university manage energy costs and also provides a learning opportunity for students.  Pictured below is GAI President, Chris Rohaly, with engineering students after the installation was complete.

THE SOLUTION

75 kW featuring

CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“The solar system installed by GAI on the Gellersen Center provides yet another source of learning for our engineering students and saves us money as well.”

JULIE WHITAKER – ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR

TWG – Illinois Street Senior Apartments

THE PROJECT

TWG is a development group that rehabs old and constructs new urban buildings into thriving multi-family housing developments. This project took an old laundry facility on Illinois Street in Indianapolis and transformed it into senior apartments.

THE SOLUTION

101 kW featuring 

CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“GAI has helped us solve many complex issues that have arisen as a result of our Developments being located in urban infill locations where space is a premium.”

ANDREA KENT – TWG DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

TWG – Lawrence High School Senior Apartments

THE PROJECT

TWG is a development group that rehabs old and constructs new urban buildings into thriving multi-family housing developments. This project took the old Lawrence High School in Indianapolis and transformed it into senior apartments.

THE SOLUTION

57.6 kW featuring 

    • Sollega Ballasted Racking
    • Solar World 285 W modules
    • SolarEdge 3 Phase Inverters
    • Installed in 2016
CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“GAI has helped us solve many complex issues that have arisen as a result of our Developments being located in urban infill locations where space is a premium.”

ANDREA KENT – TWG DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

TWG – Norwood, Ohio

THE PROJECT

This TWG project was new construction located in the Norwood, Ohio area. The building is a senior apartment building. Even through it was new construction, we had to be creative with the array placements!

THE SOLUTION

50.5 kW featuring 

CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“GAI has helped us solve many complex issues that have arisen as a result of our Developments being located in urban infill locations where space is a premium.”

ANDREA KENT – TWG DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Bad Dad Brewing Co.

THE PROJECT

Bad Dad Brewing Company is located in Fairmount, Indiana. The company was looking for a way to help control the overhead costs of doing business.  They turned to solar and GAI as a possible solution. The result was not one, but two solar projects!

THE SOLUTION

Phase 1: 11.5 kW (Right)

Phase 2: 6.8 kW (Left)

CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“Adding solar to our brewery operation has provided a solid payback in an age of ever-increasing supply costs. And GAI has been a terrific partner in providing consultation, installation and service for this technology.”

BARRY HOWARD – OWNER & FOUNDER

Rees Theatre

THE PROJECT

In 2017 the Plymouth Indiana community came together to renovate the historic REES Theatre. Today this state-of-the-art facility houses events such as films, seminars, weddings and educational events. GAI was a proud partner in this endeavor providing a PV solar system which will mitigate energy costs for years to come.

THE SOLUTION

29.3 kW featuring

CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“GAI played a significant role in Plymouth’s Rees Theatre restoration project. We performed our due diligence with the intention of finding the best value solar company for the Rees. We found a company that was a consultant, not a vendor; technical, not salesy; a delight to work with and true to their word. It’s been almost three years since installation – GAI has proven themselves to be our best value – the most responsible choice for the Rees and its donors’.”

WILLIAM LANGDON – REES COMMITTEE

Sutton Heritage Farms

THE PROJECT

Sutton Heritage Farms is a cattle farm that has been in the same family for generations.  Looking to the next 100 years they wanted to lower reliance on the utility grid with a durable PV solar structure. An added bonus of the structure – it provides shade and a pasture boundary for their cattle.

THE SOLUTION

52.92 kW featuring

  • Sinclair Custom Ground Mounting System
  • Crossroads 420 Watt Bi-Facial Modules
  • Fronius 15kW Primo, Single Phase Inverters
  • Installed in 2022
CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“I really enjoyed working with you guys, and your willingness to be flexible with our plans to make the system double as shade for the cattle and allow better pasture utilization.  Hopefully others will be inspired to do something similar.  Your team was very professional, and great to work with. Thanks again!”

BRIAN SUTTON – OWNER

Ortman Drilling & Water Services

Comparative Energy Generation

THE PROJECT

Ortman Drilling has been providing families and business in central Indiana with fresh water since 1922.  Their environmental and fiscal goals led them to install solar in 2015.  As of Spring 2023 they have produced 420 MWh of electricity.

THE SOLUTION

44.1 kW featuring

  • Sinclair Adjustable Ground Mounting System
  • Solar World 315 Watt Monocrystalline Modules
  • SolarEdge 11.4kW, Single Phase Inverters
CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“We were well pleased with the entire process of proposal and installation of our solar system. GAI has returned a couple of times to inspect our system and it is still operating correctly. Thank you for your service and assistance.”

RICK ORTMAN – OWNER

Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ
At Ancilla College

THE PROJECT

Marian University’s Ancilla College started out as Ancilla Domini College, in Donaldson, Indiana, and was sponsored by the Congregation of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. A focus on sustainability led them to PV solar installations for their college and retreat facilities.

THE SOLUTION

College Tech Wing 213 kW
College Dorms, 302 kW
Lindenwood Retreat & Conference Center, 40kW

    • Trina 370 Watt Monocrystalline Modules
    • SMA Core 1 & SolarEdge Inverters
CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ are dedicated to finding sustainable solutions to protect our environment. It was great to work with a company that matches our values and provides quality service.”

GEOFFREY WILLIAMS – ECOLOGICAL SERVICE DIRECTOR

Jubilee Stables

THE PROJECT

Jubilee Stables and Equestrian Center in Mulberry, Indiana looked into renewable energy to help cover their energy costs and take advantage of the sunshine!

THE SOLUTION

29.3 kW featuring

    • Sinclair Adjustable Mounting System
    • HT-SAAE 450 Watt Bi-facial Modules
    • Fronius 12.5 kW Single Phase Inverters
    • Installed in 2022
CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“We didn’t need to get other proposals because GAI came so highly recommended! They kept me informed of where we were in the process. The installation crew was very neat and there was great follow-up after install was complete.”

SHARON WALKER – OWNER

Anvil 38

THE PROJECT

Anvil 38 is a luxury apartment complex in Lafayette, Indiana. The development company wanted the facility to have renewable energy incorporated into the design.

THE SOLUTION

58.9 kW featuring

    • IronRidge Flush-Mounted Mounting System
    • Axitec 310 Watt Monocrystalline PV Modules
    • Fronius Three Phase Inverters
    • Installed in 2021
CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“The common spaces at Anvil 38 are powered by solar panels, making these spaces environmentally friendly and reducing our carbon footprint. We are proud to reduce our impact on our environment through this amenity.”

ANVIL 38 MANAGEMENT

TKO Farms

THE PROJECT

The TKO Farms family has passed farming traditions from generation to generation in Carroll County, Indiana. Before this hog site passed to the next generation, they decided it was time to make the operation more energy efficient and added PV solar to help level electricity costs.

THE SOLUTION

92 kW featuring

    • Sinclair Sky-2 Racking System
    • Trina 410 Watt Bi-Facial Modules
    • 9.6 kW GoodWe Inverters, Single Phase
    • Installed 2022
CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“Decided to stop in after driving by the GAI building. They are knowledgeable and very friendly!”

TOM OVERHOLSER – OWNER

Eller Farms

THE PROJECT

Eller Farms has been a fixture in Howard County, Indiana for decades. The family was an early adopter of PV Solar for their home, but wanted to extend the reach of renewable energy to their farm operation as well.

THE SOLUTION

92 kW featuring

    • Sinclair Adjustable Ground Mounting System
    • Heliene 380 Watt Bi-Facial Modules
    • SolarEdge 7.6 kW Inverters, Single Phase
    • Installed 2021
CLIENT TAKE-AWAY

“Glad we found GAI to do the updated inverter for our home and the system to support the farm. They are very knowledgeable and we recommend others reach out to them when looking at solar.”

GARY ELLER – OWNER

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