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Otis College

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Carport

Sun Light & Power is experienced in the solar design and installation of solar PV on universities. The addition of a carport structure on an existing parking structure in City of Los Angeles was no easy feat. First, adding a large sail-like structure required extensive structural analysis to ensure the existing structure can withstand the additional weight and loading. Secondly, with an old electrical system and a very filled electrical room, the interconnection design took many visits, evaluations and approval from utility and AHJ in order to satisfy requirements. SLP’s experience and commitment to our customer and project help us push this project to the finish line.

The solar panel project is one of many exciting features included in the campus improvement plan. “These key LEED-certified features move us toward greater sustainability and contribute in a very concrete way to a greener future for Otis College,”

Bill Schaeffer, Vice President for Administrative and Financial Services.

  • System size = 541,305 W
  • Annual kW production = 856,240

Greenhouse gas equivalent = 602 Metric Tons, equivalent to:

  • 1.) 1,442,175 miles driven by an average car
  • 2.) 1,393 barrels of oil consumed
  • 3.) 4.8 acres of U.S. Forests preserved from conversion to cropland in one year.

Estimated reduction in electric bill = 31 percent.

See the full story here.