Guarantee Electrical of Ferguson, Mo., and a construction team have completed a $50 million, 35,000-sq-ft data center featuring the largest solar panel power array in Missouri for global technology giant Emerson at its headquarters campus in suburban St. Louis, Mo.
The new facility advances Emerson’s plan to increase worldwide energy-use efficiency by consolidating more than 100 scattered data centers into four mega-centers. The building is topped by a 7,800-sq-ft, 550-panel solar array designed to supply approximately 20 percent of its power needs. The array is the largest in Missouri and includes a weather monitoring system that continuously measures the power generated – up to 100 kW.
Joining Guarantee on the construction team were national UPS provider Liebert Corp., the St. Louis office of Fox Architects and St. Louis-based contractor Musick Construction.