The Port of Los Angeles has completed its World Cruise Center solar rooftop PV project, a 1 MW system capable of providing approximately 1.2 MWh of electricity annually to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) grid.
This installation is the first phase of a multi-location solar power program that will eventually produce 10 MW of solar system generation capacity. Three additional project phases are slated for completion over the next five years.
The system was installed by the Energy Alternatives division of San Jose, Calif.-based Cupertino Electric Inc. The roof-mounted system features crystalline modules and utilizes a self-ballasted racking system that does not penetrate the terminal's existing roof. The electricity generated is then routed back to the LADWP through an existing electric meter at the World Cruise Center facility.
SOURCE: Port of Los Angeles