ROOFTOP SYSTEM – San Marcos

Hunter Industries

System Overview:

Number of Panels: 972

System Size: 243 kW

CO2 Reduction: 303 tons/year

 

The Results

In addition to Baker’s installation of this 243 kW system, Hunter now produces three quarters of a megawatt of solar energy. Hunter generates enough solar for 50 percent of the energy needed to power Hunter’s distribution center, and 35 percent of the energy needed for their products and buildings. With more than 2,000 solar panels (almost half of them installed by Baker), they continue to look for more installation opportunities to maximize their savings and protect the environment.

The Challenge

To cut Hunter Industry’s greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020 and to become more energy independent, they wanted to increase their renewable energy portfolio. Hunter wanted to leverage the 267 days of sunshine per year that their southern California location receives, which is a great source of renewable energy. To help them achieve their goal, Hunter chose Baker and we installed almost 1000 panels , resulting in a 243 kW system.

The Solution

Hunter Industries found that potentially 40 percent (140,000 square feet) of their rooftop space could be utilized to install additional solar.

Hunter had been wanting to expand the solar system already in place on the distribution center roof. Seven years after constructing the distribution center, Hunter chose Baker Electric to install another 972 panels to the original 504 panel rooftop system. Total power production for both systems is now 300 kW VAC.

Tony Evans, Baker-Electric Supervisor said, “This is the biggest kilowatt install I have managed. The hardest part of adding solar to the distribution center which is already covered with panels, was working around 315 skylights and 99 smoke hatches.”

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