Power Integrations, a provider of high-voltage integrated circuits, has inaugurated a $3.6 million solar array at its San Jose, Calif., headquarters in the Edenvale Technology Park.
The 600 kW photovoltaic installation includes more than 2,500 solar panels covering a 44,448 square-foot parking lot. The system will fully power one of Power Integrations' two buildings – which houses more than 100 employees – and the company's chip-testing operation, as well as all parking-lot lights at the company's headquarters.
Solar Technologies of Santa Cruz, Calif., performed system design. Atlas Pellizzari Electric oversaw the construction of the project, and Legacy Roofing provided installation services. The solar modules were supplied by Sharp Electronics Corp.
SOURCE: Power Integrations