Did you know that 72% of major corporations are actively pursuing renewable energy? And that a whopping 96% of them name solar the #1 priority in their clean energy strategy? Or that 4 out of every 5 plan to go solar via a combination of on-site and off-site solutions.
This extensive and architecturally complex campus required a forward-thinking design solution, including both rooftop and carport PV arrays.
From 2010 to 2012, 90 MW was successfully deployed on 25 commercial solar rooftops in Southern California. Part of the initiative includes the largest single solar PV rooftop in the U.S. in 2011, with a rating of 8.55 MWdc on a 1.3M square foot building.
As of December 2009, this was the largest rooftop PV system in the United States. With the busy holiday season looming, there was zero margin for error for the grid-interconnection.
This project includes a flush mount system on a standing seam metal roof and a tilted racking system on a flat roof. Each system had a dedicated inverter to optimize the energy harvest.
This 500 kW system in Glendora, CA is typical of Walmart’s multi-site solar initiative. We provided engineering and on-site construction management on 22 distinct sites.
During the past eight years, we've enjoyed a collaborative relationship with REI resulting in over 25 solar installations at REI locations around the country, and a solar portfolio of 5.4 MW. Our latest rooftop solar project for REI is located at the REI Distribution Center in Goodyear. This 2.2 MW solar system will account for 100% of the center’s annual energy consumption and bring the outdoor retailer closer to its solar energy goals.
We are the turnkey solar installer for REI's ambitious national multi-site solar initiative. We completed the engineering, procurement, and construction for 23 stores across 8 states, which were selected based on multiple feasibility studies we performed for REI. Depending on any given location, a solar-equipped store will generate 10–100% of its own electricity. The total capacity for the 20 stores is approximately 2 MW. The first round of this work started in 2008 with a total of 7 stores and 675 kW installed in California. The success from this initial program continues to lead to further feasibility studies and analysis with REI on their stores across the U.S.
This rooftop solar system was designed to offset Sony's high energy consumption on their movie studio sets. This complex roof layout and decking required careful electrical and structural design.
This unique carport is on top of the 15-story parking structure. Careful planning was required to design the carport attachment as well as routing conduit all the way down to ground-level.
The renewable energy installation is positioned on the carport structure on the Foundation’s campus. The array is one component of the new Hilton Foundation campus strategy to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible.
Sonoma Raceway partnered with us to design and install 1,652 solar panel arrays at key campus locations. The arrays offset up to 41% of the racetrack’s electrical load. The results have significantly enhanced the facility’s existing sustainable practices.
We delivered complete construction plans, installation training and commercial solar energy system startup to help the installing contractor deliver an operational system.
In September 2010, Merchants Terminal engaged us as its owner’s advisor to take the next step in its plan to control energy costs and carbon footprint: the installation of a commercial scale, roof mounted solar array. After conducting a bid process that attracted top national and international bidders, we assisted Merchants with the selection of a design/build solution for a 737 kW system. We also managed bank financing, EPC, and O&M contract negotiation, and the sale of the system’s solar renewable energy credits (SRECs). The array, which is visible from I-95, was commissioned on April 29, 2011, and now provides 20% of the facility’s electric needs with free power. Payback on the system is expected to take less than six years.
House Foods is one of the largest fresh tofu and frozen food producers in the United States. The rooftop solar array adds clean energy to this state-of-the-art processing facility.
Franklin Realty engaged us to build this solar carport system for their tenant Abbott Laboratories. The system is comprised of a 548 kW net-metered carport system.
This single-axis tracking system provides a 12% increase in production over traditional fixed-rack systems, covering 23% of the Mariani plant’s entire electrical needs.
The Fortinet Solar Campus project is a 908 kW net metered distributed generation solar photovoltaic system that covers two rooftops and three parking lots to power this corporate campus. We defined the project and proposed the ideal solutions to exceed the customer's expectations. We engineered and constructed this project in 2014 and continue to operate the solar facility to meet the intended financial returns.