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.
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.
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.
This project, consisting of seven separate solar arrays, was financed using a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the town. Electricity generation for the first full year of service is projected at 622,000 kWh.
Distributed across 22 separate Authority facilities, this 707 kW project was financed using a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Authority. Electricity generation for the first full year of service is projected at 1,013,500 kWh.
The Camden Solar Center is a 1.8 MWac solar project comprised of more than 7,200 solar panels spanning seven acres of open water tanks at a wastewater treatment facility. The project was commissioned in 2012 and sells power to the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority.
This program was part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The goal of the project was to modernize existing naval facilities throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region with grid-tied photovoltaic systems.
This solar rooftop system is on top of the BART maintenance shop building in Richmond. The system is completely ballasted and did not penetrate the rooftop's membrane, which was a strict requirement from the client.
This rooftop solar system is mounted on top of the BART maintenance shop in Hayward. The building roofs were at different heights, with the center portion of the roof being about 10' higher than either side, so shading influenced the final array layout.
This facility was commissioned for installation by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission as part of the $100M public bond issued for solar projects. This unique array can be viewed from the airport's transit station.
This distributed generation rooftop solar electric project is an excellent example of what occurs to work around existing equipment and facility requirements. The project was specifically designed to meet the stringent U.S. government facility requirements. We provided the electrical and mechanical engineering services for this project and provided support during initial bidding, through final construction close-out.
This installation was part of a larger renovation project at the complex at the U. S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) and required close collaboration with all parties involved.
We were able to provide valuable guidance on how to adapt the arrays to complicated architecture , and our use of 3D modeling software clearly and quickly conveyed to the team various design options.
Our expertise in rooftop PV design, coupled with our experience working with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), helped keep the project's ambitious schedule on track.
Touro University Nevada is a non-profit institution established to address critical needs in health care education and to act as a resource for community service. The university pursued solar energy to eliminate a utility transformer upgrade while simultaneously reducing electricity costs.
Recognized by the White House for its innovative public-private partnership, the Jefferson County 4.2 MW solar arrays have been implemented into 30 schools.
Being green is in the DNA of Rolling Hills Preparatory, which was built on the site of a former U.S. Navy facility. The 165 kW solar array is expected to reduce the school’s current energy bill by 80%. And during certain times of the year, the school will be transmitting energy back into the Southern California grid.
The Hemet Unified School District had the opportunity to reduce its electric consumption by installing solar arrays on rooftops and carports across the city's various campuses.
The district ultimately installed solar across rooftops and carports at 17 school campuses. We provided the DC and AC electrical design for the power purchase provider. We delivered consistent engineering documentation and quality control processes to help multiple stakeholders successfully deliver these projects. Our team also contributed by providing system commissioning inspections and as-built drawings.