Kyocera Solar Inc. and the Associated Students of San Diego State University (SDSU) have completed a 355.9 kW solar photovoltaic energy system on the school's campus. The array, mounted on a carport structure on a campus parking building, is part of a student-approved plan to build a new LEED Platinum student union building.
Project construction was completed by Independent Energy Solutions Inc. of Vista, Calif., using 1,680 Kyocera KD240 solar modules produced at Kyocera's San Diego manufacturing facility.
Independent Energy Solutions designed the system to resist wind uplift and to mitigate seismic concerns, Kyocera notes. The utility-tied system has an expected annual power production of 583,267 kWh.
The Associated Students of SDSU, a student-directed corporation, funded the system. Funding was aided in part by a California Solar Initiative performance-based incentive.