The Metrolink Public Transportation Station 2 MW Solar PV Carports and Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations Project in the City of Industry was unveiled during a grand opening ceremony recently.
The City of Industry has provided a renewable energy solution to today’s growing energy needs by installing Solar PV Carports on an existing parking lot, providing electricity directly to the grid that powers the 64 EV charging stations also installed on the site. The project was made possible, in part, by a 20-year power purchase agreement offered by Southern California Edison.
Project contractor Oltman Construction noted that the carport provides shaded area for 940 car stalls and generates 2 MW DC of electric power. The project consisted of 8,372 modules including 196 LED carport lights using approximately 10 miles of conduit and 44 miles of wiring to complete the project. The carport structure itself is firmly supported on 190 concrete piles ranging in depths of 15 feet to 30 feet. The power system is capable of generating 2,900 MWh per year. BD+C