Portfolio

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

Sony Picture Studios

  • Culver City, CA
  • 250 kW

This rooftop solar system was designed to offset Sony's high energy consumption on their movie studio sets. This complex roof layout and decking required careful electrical and structural design.

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.

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.

Walmart Program

  • Southern California
  • 10 MW Aggregate

This 500 kW system in Glendora, CA is typical of Wal-Mart’s multi-site solar initiative. Blue Oak Energy provided engineering and on-site construction management on 22 distinct sites.

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House Foods America Corporation

  • Garden Grove, CA
  • 215 kW

House Foods is one of the largest fresh tofu and frozen food producers in the United States. The rooftop solar array adds clean energy to this state-of-the-art processing facility.

Google Headquarters

  • Mountain View, CA
  • 1.9 MW

This extensive and architecturally complex campus required a forward-thinking design solution, including both rooftop and carport PV arrays.

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FedEx Ground Facility

  • Woodbridge, NJ
  • 2.42 MW

As of December 2009, this was the largest rooftop PV system in the United States. With the busy holiday season looming, there was zero margin for error for the grid-interconnection.

REI

  • 23 stores, 8 states
  • 2.5 MW

Blue Oak Energy is the turnkey solar installer for REI's ambitious national multi-site solar initiative. We completed the engineering, procurement, and construction for 20 stores across seven states, which were selected based on multiple feasibility studies we performed for REI. Depending on any given location, a solar-equipped store will generate between 10 and 100 percent of its own electricity. The total capacity for the 20 stores is approximately 2 MW. The first round of this work started in 2008 with a total of seven stores and 675kW installed in California. The success from this initial program continues to lead to further feasibility studies and analysis with REI on their stores across the US.

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Fortinet Solar Campus

  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • 908 kW

The Fortinet Solar Campus project is a 908 kW net metered distributed generation solar photovoltaic system that covers two rooftops and three parking lots to power this corporate campus. We defined the project and proposed the ideal solutions to exceed the customer's expectations. This project was engineered and constructed by Blue Oak in 2014 and we continue to operate the solar facility to meet the intended financial returns.

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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.

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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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