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K2 Solar Installs 420KW Solar Carport System At Frank Hagel Federal Building For Social Security Administration

January 27, 2012 Trackback K2 Solar News Edit



January 16, 2012:    K2 Solar, Inc. successfully completed the design and installation of a 420 kW DC solar photovoltaic (PV) system for the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Richmond, CA.  The PV system consists of five solar carports in the main parking lot adjacent to the Frank Hagel Federal Building and includes four (4) electric vehicle charging stations.  The system will produce over 560,000 kWh annually, will provide approximately 15% of the peak energy demand of the building, and will save the SSA over $86K per year in energy costs.   K2 Solar was the sole subcontractor for Milcon Construction LLC based in San Antonio, TX for this project.

“The SSA is taking a large step in reducing its environmental footprint and in realizing long-term cost savings” said Stephen Tsu, President & CEO, K2 Solar, Inc.  “The system not only provides shade for the employee parking area with preferential spots for clean energy vehicles, but also utilizes components manufactured in the US which was a requirement of the project.  The solar PV system utilized Motech IM60 240W solar modules manufactured in Delaware, a Satcon 375kW inverter, a DECK energy monitoring system, and Coulomb Technology ChargePoint EV Charging Stations.”

The SSA is committed to long-term cost savings, energy efficiency and the environment, and this project brings this to light” said David Rouggly, the Energy Manager for the facility.   “The quality and execution of this design-build project by K2 Solar was exemplary.  The work was completed in a timely manner under a very tight schedule, and we are extremely pleased with the system.”

A grand opening ceremony was held in the parking lot on November 18, 2011 after PG&E approved the solar system installation and when the system was officially turned-on.


About K2 Solar:

K2 Solar executes design-build projects with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for government & non-profit organizations, schools, and commercial entities throughout the state of California.  The company installs crystalline silicon panels and the latest thin-film solar modules for virtually any application from flat, sloped, or metal-seamed roofs to ground mount systems and solar carports.   By leveraging the latest in solar technology and designing for optimal performance, the company provides high-performing and cost-effective solar systems for their customers.  K2 Solar has partnerships with a commercial roofing company and renewable energy financing firms that enable us to better serve the needs of commercial enterprises.



Stephen Tsu

K2 Solar, Inc.

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San Jose, CA  95131

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