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Interview: Tobin Booth, Blue Oak Energy

After graduating from Colorado State University in 1997 with a degree in mechanical engineering, Tobin Booth spent 6 formative years working for solar companies that specialized in power electronics, module manufacturing and system installation...

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  • Commerical Rooftop PV Arrays: Designing for Fire Code Com by Matt Stornetta and Jayme Garcia, PE

    The rooftops of commerical buildings provide some of the best locations for PV systems. Picture the roof of a commercial building that does not require climate control systems or HVAC equipment, such as a distribution warehouse...

  • PV Array Electrical Aggregation Strategies

    As solar modules represent a diminishing piece of overall PV system cost, dc conductors and associated dc electrical equipment represent a growing slice of the pie. Therefore, appropriate dc electrical aggregation strategies can improve cost competitiveness and innovation. At the same time, it is critical to not sacrifice safety to cut costs...

  • Blue Oak Energy Achieves Inc. 5000 Recognition 2nd Year in a Row

    DAVIS, California, August 19, 2013—Blue Oak Energy, one of the premiere commercial- and utility-scale solar energy companies in the U.S., has been named to the 2013 Inc. 5000 list, an honor achieved only by the fastest growing private entities in the country. This marks the second year in a row that Blue Oak has been named an Inc. 5000 honoree, catapulting from #3063 in 2012, to #629 in 2013...

  • Blue Oak Energy Builds 4.2 MW Utility Scale Solar Facilities in Gridley, CA

    DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Oak Energy, a commercial and utility photovoltaic system engineering and construction company, has completed the delivery of a 4.2 MWp utility scale solar power generation facility in Gridley, California...

  • Blue Oak Energy's 10th Anniversary

    DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013—U.S.-based commercial and utility solar electric engineering and installation firm Blue Oak Energy (BOE) is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this month. The private corporation has seen record growth in revenue and staff with offices in Davis, California and Washington, D.C...

  • Blue Oak Energy Completes Construction of Arizona's Largest Rooftop Solar Electric System at First Solar Facility

    DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012—Blue Oak Energy today announced that it has installed Arizona’s largest rooftop solar system. The 4.1 megawatt solar rooftop system is located at First Solar’s facility in Mesa and is expected to begin operation by year end...

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SolarPro Transformer Article

Distribution and Substation Transformers by Alexey Kondrashov and Tobin Booth, PE

The transformer for your commercial or utility solar project may seem like a relatively mundane piece of equipment. However, this is true only if you choose the correct transformer and order it with sufficient lead time.

Putah Creek Solar Farm

Blue Oak Energy Completes Construction on 2.6MW Putah Creek Solar Farm

DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Oak Energy, a commercial and utility engineering firm has completed the construction of a 2.6MW solar power generation facility in Winters, California. This accomplishment signifies a progressive renewable stance by residents and local authorities. The solar farm, which will be locally owned and operated, is located 30 miles west of Sacramento...

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Blue Oak Energy named a Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

DAVIS, California, September 24,2014 -Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Blue Oak Energy with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) award, joining more than 800 visionary businesses from across the country...

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Fortinet Goes Green With Campus Solar Project

DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT), the worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in Network Security, has flipped the switch on a 900kW solar electric system which blankets its Santa Clara corporate campus. Fortinet’s commitment to sustainable business practices is now clearly exhibited with the installation of this commercial solar energy system which covers two rooftops and three parking lots...

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Blue Oak Energy Named in the Inc. 5000 for a Third Year Running

DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Oak Energy, one of the premier full service providers of solar photovoltaic systems, is proud to announce being selected for the 2014 Inc. 5000 list, an honor achieved only by the fastest growing private entities in the country. This marks the third year in a row that Blue Oak has been named an Inc. 5000 honoree. This distinction recognizes Blue Oak Energy as one of the top solar firms making critical progress in North America’s renewable energy industry...