Schott Applied Power Completes 113 kW Solar Carport in Riverside
Release - SAPC - 2001.10.26
Applied Power Corporation (SAPC) announces the completion of a 113
kW solar photovoltaic (PV) carport system for the City of Riverside
in Riverside, California. More than just a carport, the SAPC projects
team created an aesthetically pleasing, electricity generating,
and shade-providing structure for the City.
SAPC designed, supplied and installed the carport ahead of schedule.
Construction of the project was completed within 60 days of the
ground breaking. The graceful and functional carport generates electricity
and provides shade for 152 parking spaces at the Utilities Operations
Center. SAPC's unique cantilever design provides maximum unobstructed
space for vehicles.
Generating clean, renewable energy directly from sunlight, the
PV power system will help reduce afternoon peaking demand and reduce
the City's dependence on outside electricity sources. "We were
looking for a project to provide clean power and additional benefit
in terms of shade," commented David Wright, Deputy Utility
Director for the City of Riverside. "Schott APC's design met
our requirements perfectly, and their staff were excellent to work
"We were very pleased to team with the City on this project,"
commented Marianne Walpert, Director of Projects for SAPC. "The
Riverside Carport is an excellent example of using solar technology
to provide significant distributed generation capacity in a parking
lot. The structure not only allows existing space to be used, it
brings a very welcome secondary benefit of shade as well."
Schott Applied Power supplied all the major components for the
project, including the 150 kW nameplate array of Siemens modules
and a Xantrex grid-tied inverter. The system is rated to provide
113 kW AC output under sunny conditions, approximately enough electricity
to power 100 California homes. The Solar Carport Dedication will
be held Friday, November 2 at the site.
In addition to the carport, SAPC's Industrial Team provided a 6kW
PV system to the Educational Media Foundation (EMF). The SAPC system
provides primary power to EMF's FM Radio Station located on the
San Gorgonio Peak overlooking the City of Riverside. Industrial
Sales Director Scott Williams commented, "It's great, SAPC
is supplying power,both on-grid and off-grid, for the Riverside
Schott Applied Power Corporation is North America's leading photovoltaic
system supplier bringing clean energy to industries, businesses,
utilities, homeowners, and governments worldwide. SAPC is a subsidiary
of the Schott Corporation [Yonkers, NY], www.us.schott.com.
For more information, please contact:
Schott Applied Power Corporation