The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world’s preeminent research institutions and its campus is also world-famous architecturally. SunPower by Stellar Solar was therefore honored to be chosen to design and install its new 500kW PV solar system, which will cover the roof area of all four major buildings on campus but will not be visible from the ground, a key requirement. SunPower by Stellar was selected because it was a local firm with a proven track record of success, according to Tim Ball, the Institute’s senior director of facilities services. “We wanted to work with a firm that could integrate themselves easily into our existing work on a weekly basis. Stellar has the know-how to do that,” he said.
Number of Modules: 2,352 x Trina Solar
DC System Size (kW): 541 kWp
Install year: 2011
Physical Address: 10010 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037