Commercial Solar

Rooftop solar, ground mount, and carport solar facilities

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Distributed Generation Commercial Scale Solar Projects

Commercial solar benefits your company in multiple ways. You reduce the expensive brown power imported to your commercial buildings, corporate campus, and distribution or manufacturing facility. Plus, it provides a significant savings on future utility rate hikes, hidden utility demand charges and unpredictable time-of-use rates.

We love design challenges and complex projects and thrive on distributed generation commercial scale photovoltaic facilities! Blue Oak's commercial solar projects are professionally engineered, expertly constructed and efficiently managed during operation. Our core strengths and continuity keep the focus where it should be; on professional service and quality commercial solar facilities.

Featured commercial solar project:

Fortinet

Project: Fortinet
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
System Size: 908 kW

The Fortinet Solar Campus project is a 908 kW net metered distributed generation solar photovoltaic system that covers two rooftops and three parking lots to power this corporate campus. We defined the project and proposed the ideal solutions to exceed the customer's expectations. This project was engineered and constructed by Blue Oak in 2014 and we continue to operate the solar facility to meet the intended financial returns.

REI

Project: REI
Location: 23 stores, 8 states
System Size: 2.5 MW

Blue Oak Energy is the turnkey solar installer for REI's ambitious national multi-site solar initiative. We completed the engineering, procurement, and construction for 20 stores across seven states, which were selected based on multiple feasibility studies we performed for REI. Depending on any given location, a solar-equipped store will generate between 10 and 100 percent of its own electricity. The total capacity for the 20 stores is approximately 2 MW. The first round of this work started in 2008 with a total of seven stores and 675kW installed in California. The success from this initial program continues to lead to further feasibility studies and analysis with REI on their stores across the US.

FedEx Ground Facility

Project: FedEx Ground Facility
Location: Woodbridge, NJ
System Size: 2.42 MW

As of December 2009, this was the largest rooftop PV system in the United States. With the busy holiday season looming there was zero margin-for-errors for grid-interconnection.

Google Headquarters

Project: Google Headquarters
Location: Mountain View, CA
System Size: 1.9 MW

This extensive and architecturally complex campus required a forward-thinking design solution, including both rooftop and carport PV arrays.

House Foods America Corporation

Project: House Foods America Corporation
Location: Garden Grove, CA
System Size: 215 kW

House Foods is one of the largest fresh tofu and frozen food producers in the United States. The solar array adds clean energy to this state-of-the-art processing facility.

Walmart Program

Project: Walmart Program
Location: Southern California
System Size: 10 MW Aggregate

This 500 kW system in Glendora, CA is typical of Wal-Mart’s multi-site solar initiative. Blue Oak Energy provided engineering and on-site construction management on 22 distinct sites.

Walgreens Distribution Center

Project: Walgreens Distribution Center
Location: Woodland, CA
System Size: 1.15 MW

This project includes a flush mount system on a standing seam metal roof and a tilted racking system on a flat roof. Each system had a dedicated inverter to optimize the energy harvest.

Mariani Packing Company

Project: Mariani Packing Company
Location: Vacaville, CA
System Size: 1.11 MW

This single-axis tracking system provides a 12% increase in production over traditional fixed-rack systems, covering 23% of the Mariani plant’s entire electrical needs.

Confidential L.A. Steel Company

Project: Confidential L.A. Steel Company
Location: South Gate, CA
System Size: 800 kW

Blue Oak Energy delivered complete construction plans, installation training and solar energy system startup to help the installing contractor deliver an operational system.

The Venetian Hotel

Project: The Venetian Hotel
Location: Las Vegas, NV
System Size: 116 kW

This unique carport is on top of the 15-story parking structure. Careful planning was required to design the carport attachment as well as routing conduit all the way down to ground-level.

Sony Picture Studios

Project: Sony Picture Studios
Location: Culver City, CA
System Size: 250 kW

This system was designed to offset Sony's high energy consumption on their movie studio sets. This complex roof layout and decking required careful electrical and structural design.

Blue Oak Energy has also partnered with the public sector and utilities to design, engineer, and build large-scale photovoltaic solar systems.

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