PermaCity Solar has been awarded a contract to design and construct a 432.5 kW solar electric system atop a custom-engineered carport for the Cathay Bank Corporate Center in El Monte, Calif.
The carport features 2,128 solar panels, sourced from PermaCity Solar's partner Schueco, and is estimated to generate 695.2 MWh annually. Upon completion, the structure is projected to result in a 40% decrease in energy costs, saving the bank more than $9,000 per month, according to PermaCity Solar.
PermaCity Solar worked with architectural firm Gensler and renewable energy consulting firm EcoMotion to create the carport's design. Construction is set to commence this month and is scheduled to be completed by September.
SOURCE: PermaCity Solar