Located on the roof of a four-story parking structure on campus, this solar installation provides both parking shade and renewable electricity through its striking and innovative design. The solar panels alone cover about 17,000 sq. ft—roughly the size of a professional ice hockey rink. The solar array produces an estimated 233,000 kWh per year—enough to power 150–200 average homes and about 8% of the college’s total usage. It is expected to save the college about $80,000 per year.
Number of Modules: 1,128 x Suntech Power 185-watt modules
DC System Size (kW): 178 kWp
Install year: 2007
Physical Address: 13356 Eldridge Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342