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REI Goodyear Distribution Warehouse

  • Goodyear, AZ
  • 2.2 MW
  • Arizona Public Service

PROJECT SUMMARY 

During the past eight years, Blue Oak Energy and REI have enjoyed a collaborative relationship resulting in over 25 solar installations at REI locations around the country, and a solar portfolio of 5.4 MW.  Blue Oak Energy’s latest rooftop solar project for REI is located at the REI Distribution Center in Goodyear. This 2.2 MW solar system will account for 100% of the center’s annual energy consumption and bring the outdoor retailer closer to its solar energy goals.

BLUE OAK ENERGY SCOPE

Blue Oak Energy provided the full scope of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) for this project. 

SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS:

Panel Type: Canadian Solar CS6X-315P
Panel Quantity: 6,672
Racking Type: Fixed tilt
Inverter Type: Solectria SGI500 and Solectria SGIO300
System Size [DC]:  2,100 kW
AC Voltage: 480 V
Interconnection Type: Net metered line side
Utility Company: Arizona Public Service Company (APS)

KEY FEATURES:

  • 2.2 MW solar electric system.
  • Annual energy generation: 3,650MWh.
  • Two parallel designs. Each point of interconnect was less than 1MW AC.
  • Blue Oak Energy engineered the PV design during construction of the building to facilitate a seamless PV integration. This involved a great deal of scheduling and coordination with other trades as roof-top solar is normally installed on existing buildings.
  • Net-metered project will export excess generation to the local utility grid.
  • Optimized locations for PV and natural sunlight through skylights.