INSTALL PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM, NAVAL BASE, VENTURA
Stronghold Engineering, Inc. served as the prime contractor for this $4.8M fast-track design-build project to install Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems (SPVPS) for two buildings at the Naval Base in Ventura, California. This project was part of the American recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, which aimed to reduce carbon footprints through renewable energy. The SPVPS was installed on the roofs of two building after the demolition and replacement of each roof system. Each SPVPS supplies power to the building and feed energy back into the power grid if/when there is an excess of electricity produced. The SPVPS consisted of multi-crystalline photovoltaic modules, inverters, a monitoring system, combiner boxes, a racking system, a mounting system, a housekeeping pad, sunshade and fence.
A total of 2,814 multi-crystalline photovoltaic modules were installed to generate more than 607,000 kWh annually. The modules were Sharp and were used in the design because of their high performance to cost ratio and their long standing track record and reputation for high quality and long life cycle. The SPVPS also included five inverters totaling 500kW