Santa Clara Valley Medical P.G. Solar Photovoltaic
Location Santa Clara, CA
Prime Contractor Sunpower
Fabricator Ahlborn Structural Steel
Year Completed 2009
Capacity of project in tons of steel

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Santa Clara, CA

New construction of structural steel support frame on top of two multi-level parking structures on which 2,288 solar panels were installed, covering a 77,525 square foot area. The new 720-kilowatt tracker system is being used to track the sun during the day, increasing sunlight capture by up to 25 percent over fixed tilt systems. The SCVMC solar power system is expected to generate approximately 10% of the SCVMC campus energy needs and is expected to save SCVMC $350,000 per year on its PG&E bill and replace more than 41 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over the next 30 years.