Towne Centre Drive Parking Structure Solar PV System
PV System Size: 585.39 kW
Project Owner: Private Client
Location: San Diego, CA
Customer: M Bar C Construction
Year Completed: Ongoing
Dersch Design & Engineering designed a full coverage continuous solar PV system atop a new parking structure in San Diego, CA resulting in over half a megawatt of renewable power generation. This design is unique in that the PV system is a full coverage canopy as opposed to typical PV systems which utilize multiple, individual, smaller carport canopies.
Additionally, bifacial solar PV modules were incorporated into the design. These aesthetically pleasing modules are transparent and allow light to pass through them and generate power from light landing on both sides of the modules rather than exclusively on the top surface.
A Title 24 compliant lighting system was also designed to illuminate areas underneath the canopy. Design phase is complete, and construction is ongoing.