Portfolio

We specialize in installations for commercial, public-sector, and utility-scale projects.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) – US Navy

  • Mid-Atlantic & Southeastern United States

This program was part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The goal of the project was to modernize existing naval facilities throughout the southeast and mid-Atlantic region with grid-tied photovoltaic systems.

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Eastern Long Island Solar Project

  • Suffolk County, Long Island, NY
  • 12.8 MW

The Eastern Long Island Project (ELISP) is the largest combined carport installation in the state of New York with over 21 acres of solar panels installed across six different sites. The combined 12.8 MW photovoltaic (PV) system feeds power directly to local electric utility, The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). Blue Oak Energy worked with a multidisciplinary team of engineering firms, contractors, and project stakeholders to meet various local and regional codes and standards.

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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.

Mesa Top Photovoltaic Array

  • Golden, CO
  • 721 kW

The US Department of Energy commissioned this single-axis tracker array for use at National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This was part of the Transformation Energy Action Management (TEAM) initiative for on-site renewable electricity generation.

Otay Mesa Water Treatment Plan

  • San Diego, CA
  • 944 kW

This unique facility for the City of San Diego includes a ground-mounted array as well as arrays built upon two storage tanks. This deployment for the City of San Diego is part of the city's plan to deploy 5MW of solar capacity.

Holliston Solar Facility

  • Pasadena, CA
  • 238 kW

This solar rooftop facility was part of the California Institute of Technology sustainability program. The solar modules are supported by an innovative space frame structure to allow for wide spans using fewer columns.

Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District

  • Marin County, CA
  • 600 kW

At time of completion this facility offset 90% of the District's power needs. Engineering challenges included sensitive wetlands area, as well as developing a foundation solution for the 2-acres of bay mud.

Golden 1 Center

  • Sacramento, CA
  • 708 kW
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Golden 1 Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena and the home of the Sacramento Kings professional NBA basketball team. This 708kW rooftop solar electric system was installed during the arena's original construction in 2016. This solar facility reduces the building's electrical energy import from the SMUD utility grid. The Golden 1 Center is in the top 10 largest solar arrays at professional sports stadiums in the United States according to the list maintained by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

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.

Denver Federal Center Solar Park

  • Denver, CO
  • 1.2 MW

This solar energy project reduced the Federal Government Service Administration's energy consumption by more than 1600 MWh per year; this is equivalent to powering 145 homes in Colorado.

Palo Verde Community College

  • Blythe, CA
  • 1.2 MW

At commissioning, this solar facility supplied 80% of the college's energy needs. A new ballasted racking system, along with ideal site conditions, facilitated the completion of the project in record time.

Colorado State University

  • Pueblo, CO
  • 1.1 MW

Engineering plans for this project were completed in only two weeks. Close coordination by a cross-disciplinary team of geotechnical, structural, civil and electrical professionals enabled us to provide a solution for this complex site.

Rutgers University

  • Livingston, NJ
  • 1.35 MW

This is the largest solar energy system to be installed on a college campus to date. The array was designed to accommodate the existing uneven topography of the site without having to perform extensive grading.

California State Prisons

  • Chuckawalla Valley and Ironwood, Blythe CA
  • 4 MW Aggregate

These two projects were part of the California Department of General Services distributed generation initiative. These solar arrays are separated by some distance, but connect into the same electrical distribution feeder.

USVA – San Diego

  • San Diego, CA
  • 250kW
  • SDG&E

This distributed generation rooftop solar electric project is an excellent example of what occurs to work around existing equipment and facility requirements. The project was specifically designed to meet the stringent U.S. government facility requirements. Blue Oak Energy provided the electrical and mechanical engineering services for this project and provided support during initial bidding, through final construction close-out.

U.S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat

  • Twentynine Palms, CA
  • 1.5 MW

This installation was part of a larger renovation project at the complex at the U. S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) and required close collaboration with all parties involved. 

Blue Oak was able to provide valuable guidance on how to adapt the arrays to complicated architecture , and our use of 3D modeling software clearly and quickly conveyed to the team various design options. 

Our expertise in rooftop PV design, coupled with our experience working with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), helped keep the project's ambitious schedule on track.

Hemet Schools

  • Hemet, CA
  • 4.4MW across 17 sites
  • SCE

The Hemet Unified School District had the opportunity to reduce its electric consumption by installing solar arrays on rooftops and carports across the city's various campuses. 

The district ultimately installed solar across rooftops and carports at 17 school campuses. Blue Oak provided the DC and AC electrical design for the power purchase provider. We delivered consistent engineering documentation and quality control processes to help multiple stakeholders successfully deliver these projects. Our team also contributed by providing system commissioning inspections and as-built drawings.

USVA - Sacramento

  • Sacramento, CA
  • 558kW
  • SMUD

The USVA Sacramento project focuses on increased energy savings through installation of a commercial solar rooftop and solar carport system. This system expands on the previously installed rooftop system by adding an acre of carport solar panels for a total of three acres of solar arrays, with a total expected output of 558 kW. The newly installed carport system is expected to generate approximately 832,000 kWh annually, while the rooftop system will generate 60,800 kWh. The solar carport system will also provide shade for vehicles and improved lighting at night. The entire solar generating facility will be interconnected and operate parallel to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

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Commercial

From single office buildings to entire corporate campuses, if you are in the commercial sector, it is time to go solar.

Commercial Projects

Public Sector

Government facilities, water districts, municipalities, schools, colleges and universities are ideal locations for solar energy generation.

Public Sector Projects

Utility Scale

The fastest growing segment of the photovoltaic industry, utility scale solar is driven by government mandated Renewable Portfolio Standards.

Utility Scale Projects