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Independent Energy Solutions Completes Major Solar Electric Project for County of San Diego

Independent Energy Solutions, Inc. (IES), a leading solar energy development and construction firm, today announced completion of a 358 kW solar electric (photovoltaic) shade structure installation for the County of San Diego.
The system, owned by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and installed on the County's new Operations Center parking facility, is capable of generating nearly 650,000 kilowatt-hours of clean, green electricity annually while providing cover for parked cars. The energy benefits the surrounding community and is now the largest solar energy structure on County property.

The system, designed and built by IES, consists of 24 custom steel shade canopies, 1932 Kyocera solar modules, an inverter and a customized racking system. It produces enough power for 107 average single-family homes in San Diego County and will offset about 376 tons of greenhouse gases annually equivalent to not driving 1 million miles.

According to County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ron Roberts, "This project is an excellent example of how the County finds creative opportunities to incorporate green building and energy efficiency into our work. Projects like this make both environmental and financial sense."

SDG&E oversaw and funded the system's construction, and has a 10-year lease agreement for the solar facility on the County's new parking garage.

Founded in 1998, IES is a leading provider of renewable energy and solar electric (photovoltaic) systems. IES provides design, build, procurement, project management, training and maintenance services to a broad spectrum of customers including commercial, military, public agencies, nonprofit and education.
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