KPAC Case Study Solar


KPAC Case Study Solar
Case Study
KPAC Adapts to The Next Phase
of Clean Energy
Project Overview
System Size: 1.49 MW
Location: Wilmington, CA
Solar Panels: 8064 Mitsubishi
185 W
Inverters: 3 SMA 500kW
Roof Type: Flat
Electricity Usage Covered: 75%
Savings: $40,000 - 42,000/mo.
Installation Completed: Dec 2010
Cumulative Cash Positive: 1 year
Contact: Wayne Lamb
Address: 1420 Coil Avenue
Wilmington, CA 90744
[email protected]
Konoike-Pacific (KPAC), a cold
storage warehouse located in
Wilmington, CA has installed the
largest commercial solar photovoltaic system in Los Angeles to
date. Sun Integration was commissioned to install the 1.49 MW system,
more than 140,000
square feet of the warehouse’s roof
space into an energy source.
Completed in late 2010, the solar
electric system will have recovered its
costs by early 2012.
Solar Benefits
The solar electric system greatly
reduces KPAC’s operating costs, and
as utility rates continue to climb, the
savings only increase. The average
cost of electricity for KPAC over the
course of the next 25 years is now
around 2 cents/ kWh, taking into
account maintenance and material.
Solar Incentives
The project also took advantage of
the latest government and utility
incentives, including the new 30%
federal grant program (which was
extended to 2011), one year accelerated depreciation, and the largest
“Sun Integration handled every step
of the process as you"sold us" you
would. As you know, we interviewed
three different companies before
selecting Sun Integration. We
absolutely hired the right company
with the right people.”
Robert Smola
President and COO
rebate awarded from the Los Angeles
Department of Water and Power given
to a single commercial solar electric
Solar Electric Integration
Sun Integration was founded in 1985
by a Los Angeles based architect and
has been at the forefront of designing
and installing solar energy systems in
California. Their staff includes experienced renewable energy architects,
electrical engineers, designers and
certified solar PV installers. Their
team pays attention to efficiency,
performance details, quality, and
aesthetics to ensure that the solar
system exceeds your expectation.
18375 Ventura Blvd Suite 655, Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone 818 344 0440