Independent Energy Solutions, (IES), a leading solar energy development and construction firm, today announced completion and “powering-up” of a 213 kW (dc) solar electric (photovoltaic) carport / shade structure installation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms, California. The large-scale system is capable of generating about 312,000 kilowatt-hours of clean, green electricity annually while providing shade and cover for parked cars.
Designed and built by IES for the US Navy and GKK Works, the project consists of 868 Solarworld solar modules, two PV Powered inverters and an integrated mounting system for an existing carport structure. It produces the equivalent electricity to power 28 average single-family homes and will offset about 405,000 pounds of greenhouse gases annually – the environmental equivalent of taking 52 cars off the road.
According to IES Vice President of Business Development, George Gisel, “This project was uniquely challenging due to the advanced logistics and coordination required for construction at an active Air Ground Combat Center. IES was chosen by GKK Works in large part because of our extensive military project experience and ability to deliver systems on-time and on-budget.” Founded in 1998, Independent Energy Solutions is a certified women-owned business and a leading provider of renewable energy and solar electric (photovoltaic) systems. IES provides design, build, procurement and maintenance services to a broad spectrum of clients throughout the commercial, military, public agencies, nonprofit and education markets.