Photovoltaic Installation at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot

San Diego, California

This new 500 kW photovoltaic system is part of the Marine Corps Depot program of working towards going green. This design-build project was funded under the American Recover and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the scope included installing 2,550 photovoltaic panels on the roofs of 14 buildings on the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. This photovoltaic system generates about 8% of the power used by the base annually, saving about $122,000 and representing an offset of 620 tons of CO2. The system is tied into a Fat Spaniel Data Acquisition and Monitoring System (DAS), which in addition to monitoring the health of the system, is tied to a display screen where visitors can see the results of the system in action.


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