High Tech High – 188.4kW DC Photovoltaic System

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High Tech High – 188.4kW DC Photovoltaic System

High Tech HighClient: Helio Power

Location: Chula Vista, CA

Lopez Engineering, Inc. (LEI) was contracted by Helio Power for designing the installation of a 101kW Photovoltaic System for High Tech High located in Chula Vista, California.

The PV project consisted of the installation of approximately 640 PV panels connected to one (1) 100 kW inverters that will produce 480 volt, three phase, four wire power.  HelioPower was responsible for selecting the equipment, which included inverters, and/or approving the equipment layout conceptualized by LEI.

Coordination with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) was performed throughout the project to ensure that the design complies with their standards.  This system serves approximately one third of the whole facility electrical consumption. SDGE is currently seeking LEED rating for schools, with the PV system being one of the major credits.