2MW solar carports, EV charging station project unveiled in City of Industry, California

The City of Industry, California, unveiled the completed 2MW solar project at the Metrolink Public Transportation Station, which consists of solar PV carports and EV charging stations. Oltmans Construction helped install the solar PV carports on an existing parking lot, which will directly provide electricity to the grid, helping to power the 64 EV charging stations also installed on the site. The project was, in part, made possible by a 20-year PPA with Southern California Edison.

Oltmans advised that the carport provides a shaded area for 940 car stalls and generates 2MW DC of power. The project uses 8,372 modules and is projected to be able to produce 2,900MWh of electricity per year.  "The City of Industry took the opportunity to convert the Metrolink station parking lot into a state-of-the-art solar power generating facility that provides power to the grid, along with individual charging stations for electric vehicles," said David Perez, mayor of the City of Industry. "Oltmans Construction Co. and Southern California Edison were great partners in this joint effort and the City appreciates all the hard work that went into this project."

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