Overview

Measured as the largest solar array on a municipally owned convention center in the United States, the Los Angeles Convention Center added 2.21 megawatts to their existing facility.

This addition brings LACC’s total solar power generated to 2.58 megawatts.

This project included installing 6,228 panels at 355 watts each which is projected to generate 3.4 million kilowatt hours per year, which is around 17% of the Los Angeles Convention Center’s annual energy usage.

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Project Size

    2.21 Megawatt

  • Architect

    PermaCity

  • Engineer

    CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc.

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Overview

The Garland Solar Project produces enough clean energy to power approximately 50,000 homes.

Completed in Kern County, California on 2,000 acres of land, the Garland Solar Project contains 870,000 polycrystalline photovoltaic solar modules mounted on single-axis tracking tables. These modules deliver power to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a long-term power purchase agreement.

CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc. collaborated with Signal Energy to tackle this aggressive build schedule which included the installation and testing of a 34.5 kV medium voltage system. This system required the use of both overhead poles and underground trench installation methods to distribute the collection system throughout the site.

During construction, the Garland Solar Project created over 550 construction jobs in the surrounding communities including jobs for Local 428.

Overview

From landfill gas to renewable energy, the Sunshine Canyon Landfill produces energy to power nearly 25,000 homes.

The Sunshine Canyon Landfill, owned by DTE Biomass Energy, creates 23.5-megawatt (MW) of energy which is sold to Pacific Gas & Electric under a long-term power purchase agreement. This power plant uses 5 solar mercury turbine generators powered by fuel that was generated by gas produced by the Sunshine Canyon Landfill.

CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc. was responsible for the installation of the electrical infrastructure and the distribution power, and low voltage systems.

Overview

Built on 1,900 acres of retired agricultural land in Frenso, CA, the Tranquility Solar Facility generates 200-megawatts (MW) of power annually.

The Tranquility Solar Facility began operation in the third quarter of 2016 and consists of more than 800,000 polycrystalline, photovoltaic solar modules mounted on tracking tables. CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc. worked with IBEW local 100 and the surrounding communities to build a workforce to install all the solar modules which created over 450 peak construction jobs.

In addition, the Tranquility Solar Facility received an Honorable Mention in Renewable Energy World’s 2016 Project of the Year Awards and continues to be benchmark facility in California.