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The San Jose Environmental Innovation Center

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Shade Structure, Ballasted

The San José Environmental Innovation Center (EIC) is a first-of-its-kind “green enterprise” facility that houses services for residents and clean tech entrepreneurs. Adding solar to this state-of-the-art facility was the next step in their mission for sustainability and achieving a net zero status building.

Sun Light & Power is particularly fond of this project not only because of its quality in design and workmanship but because it supports a center that mirrors our values of community and sustainability as a whole.

Instead of allocating money and resources toward the constant escalating energy costs, the center can instead focus on their mission of sustainability to better the environment for us all by diverting waste from landfills, creating clean tech jobs, reducing per capita energy use by 50% build or retrofit 50 million square feet of green buildings, recycle or beneficially reuse 100% of  wastewater, plant 100,000 new trees and replace 100% of streetlights with zero emission lighting, and more!  The watershed on the property is actually a 6,600-gallon water storage tank that collects and stores rainwater captured from the EIC roof. This water is used to irrigate a grove of 100-year-old olive trees. Sun Light & Power is particularly fond of this project, not only because of our quality of design and workmanship, because it supports a center that supports our values of community, environment, and sustainability as a whole.

  • System size = 380.6 kW DC
  • Annual kWh production = 563,305

“Sun Light & Power had the best proposal, experience, and expertise to complete the project to the City of San Jose’s high standards. It’s rare to meet a solar company who has lasted so long and a project this big and on target with our overall mission needed the best.

The savings greatly reduce the overall operating costs of the center.

The San José EIC