San Diego, Ca
Stronghold Engineering, Inc. served as the prime contractor for this $2.6M fast-track design-build project to install Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems (SPVPS) for three (3) buildings at the Naval Base in San Diego, CA. This project was part of the American recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, which aims to reduce carbon footprints through renewable energy. The SPVPS was installed on the roofs of each building which included the demolition and replacement of each roof system. Each SPVPS supplies power to the building and feeds 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 1,092 multi-crystalline photovoltaic modules were installed to generate more than 239,000 kWH annually. The modules were Sharp and were used n 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.