Stellar Energy has completed a 960 kW solar project that will provide energy to James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. (LEI), a film production company in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
The solar energy system consists of three large roof-mounted photovoltaic arrays and features 3,692 solar modules and three inverters, which produce enough electricity to power LEI's sound stages and offices at Manhattan Beach Studios Media Campus.
The modules were installed on the studio's soundproof barrel-shaped roofs, which required a custom designed mounting system to follow the contours of the roof. This design provided maximum power output and minimized roof penetrations, Stellar Energy notes. To help retain the limited parking space available at the studio campus, the system's inverters were installed on the buildings' roofs.