WATCH: PCI Solar constructs carport in Woodland, Calif.

PCI Solar carport

PCI Solar completed a solar carport array for the City of Woodland, Calif. The solar project, part of a 2.5-MW portfolio that PCI Solar is building for Woodland, was part of an RFP hosted by Terra Verde Renewable Partners.

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The system will help power the City of Woodland’s police headquarters. The carport is unique because it spans the entire parking lot, using an East/West racking design to maximize usable space and shade for the parking lot. The array consists of 1,462 Hanwha Q Cells 310 watt modules, SolarEdge and Solectria inverters and AlsoEnergy monitoring. SolarEdge inverters were used to minimize the shading effects of a cell phone tower in the parking lot.

And here is its full construction in a one-minute video:

City of Woodland Meter Police Station Solar build, timelapse from David Ezrailson on Vimeo.

Commissioning is scheduled next month, and once online, the system will provide clean solar energy for at least 25 years. The project is expected to generate approximately 636,012 kwh per year.

PCI Solar has constructed multiple solar arrays for cities across the western United States, including Bizbee and Douglas in Arizona and Bishop in Callifornia, . Solar energy’s extremely low water use compared to conventional energy generation also provides a compelling rationale to go solar in an arid, water-constrained environment.

For more about PCI Solar, visit their website.

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