Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS)

Miramar, Ca

This $1.9 million Design Build PV Solar Carport Project consisted of a 216W STC, 185W PTC PV System with an anticipated KW power generation of 204.5 KW. The total number of Sharp ND-U216C1 Modules installed on this project was 1,106 with 79 strings of 14 modules. A building to house the inverters and electrical equipment was constructed to protect them from the weather. This system included: the installation of (2) 100KW PV powered inverters, a new switch board to connect to the existing site distribution board, a new circuit breaker, metering equipment, and Power Production Monitoring System. The Power Production Monitoring System is Fat Spaniel’s latest version and can be viewed via the internet by the customer and contractor for maintenance purposes.

The goal of the design was to make an aesthetically pleasing structure to support the PV Modules. Through multiple design reviews the Team decided on a tiered trellis look for the carport which will now be used throughout this base for future carport projects.

This project was designed and constructed in under 200 days and was turned over on time, within budget, and with zero incidents or lost time.


“Stronghold did an outstanding job in all areas of this project…Stronghold lead a large number of stakeholders through the A&E phase to develop “The Gold Standard” of what MCAS Miramar expects for Solar Carports…Stronghold is an excellent partner, and one that we at MCAS Miramar would be most pleased to work with again.”

Mr. Brian Seward, P.E. Supervisory General Engineer, NAFAC SW