REC Solar Announces Largest U.S. Carport Solar Installation
San Luis Obispo CA (SPX) Aug 20, 2010
REC Solar, Inc. has announced it was awarded a second contract to design and install a turnkey 2.9 MW solar electric carport-mounted system for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS).
The largest of its kind in the U.S., the installation adds to a 302 kW single-axis tracker mounted system that REC Solar is scheduled to complete for SAVAHCS this month.
After a competitive bidding process, REC Solar was awarded the new project as part of the Veterans Affairs' commitment to utilizing renewable energy at their facilities.
The combined PV systems will significantly offset energy demand from the local utility grid for the more than 900,000 square foot medical center - generating over 5,200,000 kWh annually, the equivalent of the carbon dioxide emissions from consuming over 420,000 gallons of gasoline.
"As a top national solar integrator, we have time and again demonstrated our capacity to accurately design and install custom systems for a wide range of customers," said Kam Mofid, president of REC Solar.
"REC Solar is one of the few solar companies that can meet and exceed the rigorous standards required by our customers. We're pleased to support our customers in their efforts to advance solar integration across the nation."
Both projects by REC Solar represent the application of cutting edge system design and engineering. The existing 302 kW single-axis tracker system increases overall production by changing its orientation to directly face sun throughout the day, a first for the VA facilities nationwide.
The 2.9 MW carport will cover seven separate parking areas to become, in aggregate, the largest carport solar system in the country.
"Solar power is a natural fit for our home state. This installation offers a tremendous opportunity for Arizona, and acts as a model for the rest of America. It is becoming more and more evident that solar addresses some of the largest challenges we currently face, and SAVAHCS is proactively addressing these issues," said Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords regarding Southern Arizona VA and REC Solar's project.
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