Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU) has completed a 422 kW carport solar system at its Oceanside, Calif., headquarters.
The system was designed and built by REC Solar, and it consists of 1,224 individual panels expected to generate 743,000 kWh of electricity annually. The solar array is estimated to save PMCU $125,000 a year while producing about 85% of the power needed at the facility. As part of the system, there are two solar-powered car charging stations with the ability to charge up to four electric vehicles simultaneously.
“We are excited about this project,” says Bill Birnie, PMCU’s president and CEO. “Solar helps us lower our operating costs, reduces our impact on the environment and brings benefits like shade and electric vehicle charging to our members and staff.”
“Solar carports are a creative way to leverage existing space,” adds Alan Russo, senior vice president of sales and marketing at REC Solar. “Pacific Marine Credit Union is generating real value with this investment, and we are proud to support their business.”