Reno recently collaborated on two new solar projects with Sun Edison, North America’s largest solar energy services provider and a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE: WFR). The projects, both for California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, CA, include a 70,000 square-foot parking lot canopy installation, a first-of-its-kind project within Sun Edison’s portfolio of work, and a rooftop-mounted solar PV system for the school’s Kellogg Gym.
Reno provided structural design and overall construction services for the installation of Sun Edison’s grid-tied solar PV systems. Eight carport arrays, located in a Cal Poly parking lot, include an 850kw solar PV system managed by Sun Edison with a wireless satellite monitoring system. The same holds true for the 350kw solar module rack-set mounted on the existing gym roof.
The projects are the latest examples of Reno’s work providing energy efficient/sustainable building services to the commercial real estate market through its energy efficiency arm, Reno ESP (Efficient Sustainable Practices). Reno ESP was formed in 2009 to help commercial building owners enhance the energy and environmental efficiencies of their new and existing buildings and structures while driving down operating costs.
“Our extensive knowledge of all types of commercial and industrial construction is helping Reno deliver comprehensive solutions to customers interested in sustainable building practices and upgrades in addition to solar energy generation,” said Reno President Walt Fegley. “As solar projects grow in popularity due to operational and cost efficiencies, Reno is particularly pleased to be working with a solar energy leader like Sun Edison and look forward to future projects together.”