Valley View Elementary School, El Dorado Hills, CA:
This 181kWdc roof mounted PV system for the Buckeye Unified School District comprises 756 modules, two Solectria central inverters and racking with S-5 clamps. The system was installed on the standing seam metal roofs of two classroom buildings. Bob Parkins Renewable Energy Consultants designed the system, helped author the solicitation documents, evaluated bids, approved submittals, monitored construction and commissioning, and provided other solar consulting support to the School District.
Laguna Springs Office Complex, El Grove, California
This newly constructed project comprises a 328 kWdc self-ballasted rood mounted PV system with 1,152 modules, 4 Solectria inverters, and Grizzly Bear Panel Claw racks. Bob Parkins Renewable Energy Consultants assisted the developer, Pappas Investments of Sacramento, California, by doing extensive preliminary system performance and financial analyses and providing design consulting and post installation testing and inspection.”
Jasmin Solar, Australia
Bob Parkins Renewable Energy Consultants assisted a start-up PV integrator, Jasmin Solar, to begin operations in Brisbane, Australia. The company secured over 2,000 approved 5kW residential PV systems under the State of Queensland's Feed-in-Tariff program. Bob spent one month at Jasmin's facility in Australia purchasing PV equipment, setting up procedures, analyzing business strategies, conducting site evaluations, and training staff. The company is now successfully installing PV systems.
Sierra Community College, Rocklin Campus
Borrego Solar completed two roof mounted arrays totaling 84kWDC at the Rocklin campus of Sierra Community College in September, 2011. The arrays use Sunlink frames at 20 degree tilt and 322 Yingli 260W modules. The roof arrays compliment a 972 kWDC carport system to provide power to the campus via a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Bob Parkins Renewable Energy Consultants reviewed the completed design drawings, provided construction monitoring, and helped provide training as a continuation of its overall project management duties on behalf of the college.
Sierra Community College, Rocklin Campus
Borrego Solar commissioned a 972 kWDC solar carport in September, 2011, one of its host of projects serving the electrical needs of the Rocklin campus by a Power Purchase Agreement. The carports cover 304 parking spaces with 3,738 Yingli 260Watt modules and provide 60,000 SF of shaded area. Bob Parkins Renewable Energy Consultants reviewed the completed design drawings, provided construction monitoring, and helped provide training as a continuation of its overall project management duties on behalf of the college.
Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Center
A 750 kW solar system, comprising ground and roof arrays, was completed this January, 2011, for the Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Center. Bob Parkins Renewable Energy Consultants designed the electrical system, inspected the completed construction, and helped coordinate the final approval by the County permitting officials.
Sierra College Approves PPA
On September 14, 2010, the Board of Trustees for the Sierra Joint Community College District (District) unanimously approved a Power Purchase Agreement with Borrego Solar for over 1.2 MW of solar power at its Rocklin and Nevada County campuses. The scope includes numerous roof mounted and carport PV systems. Bob Parkins Renewable Energy Consultants assisted the District by evaluating the solar potential of the two campuses (23 meters, eight different utility tariffs, and two energy providers), developing a Request for Proposal, evaluating the responses, participating in the contract negotiations, and providing coordination support with the utilities and the Board. With the contract approval, Borrego will now complete the final design documents, obtain approvals and begin construction. Bob Parkins Renewable Energy Consultants will continue to support the District by reviewing the design, monitoring construction and commissioning the completed systems.
Bob Parkins Consultants provides technical guidance for US Bancorp and Sunwheel Energy
Bob Parkins Renewable Energy continues to serve Sunwheel Energy Partners and US Bancorp as an independent, third party solar consultant, to monitor construction, commission PV systems, and provide technical support for low income housing projects in California. Sunwheel is installing PV systems on their properties throughout the U.S. The California projects are partially funded under the California Solar Initiative, Multifamily Affordable Housing Program (MASH). As of September 2010, four northern California and five southern California units are either completed or in progress.
Featured in SolarPro Magazine March/April 2010
Reclamation District 108 (RD 108) procured this project to power its irrigation pumps at Sycamore Slough, 5.5 miles northwest of Knights Landing in Yolo County, California. The location and its associated environmental limitations, along with avoided-cost considerations, substantially challenged the project’s designers. read full article
75kW PV Tracker dual axis tracker - Kaelin Farms, Northern California
386kw dual-axis tracker - Yolo Reclamation District 108
425kw distributed rooftop arrays - Easter Hill, Richmond, Ca. - M.A.S.H. rebate program
220kw roofmount - Hayes Valley North, San Francisco, Ca. - M.A.S.H. rebate program