Industrial Solar Applications

Leading companies reduce costs and plan for the future

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Mark Brill
(202) 656-2745

Going solar is especially advantageous for many industrial applications because of the high-energy consumption these businesses require. Engaging Blue Oak Energy for your industrial solar installation makes it easy to reduce costs and plan for the future. Blue Oak Energy has over a dozen years of experience across hundreds of sites and can assist from the initial consultation through construction. Blue Oak Energy will help you transform your available space into a sustainable energy operation, creating savings for your company and your customers.

Selected Industrial Solar Projects

Montgomery Solar Farm

  • Biscoe, North Carolina
  • 20.0MWp
  • Duke Energy

This extensive 20MW solar farm project presented
 unique challenges for our electrical and civil engineering teams due to the site’s rolling terrain and subtropical climate. By utilizing alternative engineering design software, Blue Oak Energy was able to achieve an accurate energy model that simulated energy production based on the varying degrees of solar array slope.  

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Southern California Edison and ProLogis

  • Southern California
  • 90 MW Aggregate
  • Southern California Edison (SCE)

From 2010-2012, 90MW was successfully deployed on 25 commercial solar rooftops in southern California. Part of the initiative includes the largest single solar PV rooftop in 2011 in the U.S., with a DC nameplate rating of 8.55 MW on a 1.3M square foot building.

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

  • Richmond, CA
  • 160 kW

This solar rooftop system is on top of the BART maintenance shop building in Richmond. The system is completely ballasted and did not penetrate the rooftop's membrane, which was a strict requirement from the client.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

  • Hayward, CA
  • 255 kW

This rooftop solar system is mounted on top of the BART maintenance shop in Hayward. The building roofs were at different heights, with the center portion of the roof being about 10' higher than either side, so shading influenced the final array layout.

Oakland International Airport

  • Oakland, CA
  • 750 kW

The aging electrical infrastructure at this site provided some interesting challenges for the Port of Oakland's first photovoltaic system. However, with the help of the Port's dedicated facilities team, the project was successfully completed.

Los Angeles Steel

  • South Gate, CA
  • 800 kW

Blue Oak Energy delivered complete construction plans, installation training and commercial solar energy system startup to help the installing contractor deliver an operational system.

Mariani Packing Company

  • Vacaville, CA
  • 1.11 MW

This single-axis tracking system provides a 12% increase in production over traditional fixed-rack systems, covering 23% of the Mariani plant’s entire electrical needs.

Walgreens Distribution Center

  • Woodland, CA
  • 1.15 MW

This project includes a flush mount system on a standing seam metal roof and a tilted racking system on a flat roof. Each system had a dedicated inverter to optimize the energy harvest.

First Solar Mesa Facility

  • Mesa, Arizona
  • 4 MW

The First Solar Mesa project is the largest rooftop installation in the state of Arizona with 18 acres of rooftop solar panels. The 4 MW photovoltaic (PV) system feeds power to First Solar’s Manufacturing Facility and exports excess generation to the local electric utility, Salt River Project (SRP).

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