One of the Most Powerful Urban Solar Systems in the Western United States
NOVATO, Calif. - March 17, 2010 - SPG Solar recently completed a second roof mounted system for JMB Realty on the upper floor of Century Park West parking garage in Century City, Los Angeles. This system will offset 80 percent of the annual electricity demand for the parking structure.
"We are proud to be a part of JMB Realty's continuing commitment to sustainable business practices," says Thomas Rooney, Chief Executive Officer at SPG Solar. "Delivering responsible energy to exceptional clients is what drives SPG Solar to continue to develop innovative ways to help our clients optimize their investment in solar."
Century Park West is expected to save more than $46,000 per year on electricity costs, and offset 7,500 metric tons of Greenhouse gas emissions through the 25-year life of the system. This project emphasizes the feasibility and power of solar projects in dense urban environments where the strategic use of space and innovative deployment techniques are critical to project success.
In 2008, SPG Solar completed the first solar project for JMB Realty's Constellation Place, LLC, the owner of the prominent MGM Tower. The building's multi-level parking structure presented a unique one-acre area on the top level for a large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) system.
"We're very proud to have completed our second photovoltaic installation in Century City with SPG Solar, which represents a substantial commitment to energy conservation," says Sarah Shaw, General Manager of Constellation Place. "These were unique projects located in an urban, high rise environment. Together with our original adjacent solar installation at MGM Tower, both systems will generate just under one megawatt of power, a level rarely achieved in urban retrofit projects."
About SPG Solar, Inc.
SPG Solar, Inc. is a proven leader in the design and installation of photovoltaic power systems. With over 1,500 grid-connected PV systems in service throughout the United States and a senior staff with decades of experience in electrical engineering, construction and project development, SPG Solar provides its customers with the very best in solar technology and professional design-build services. SPG Solar delivers innovative and dependable solar systems with the highest quality of workmanship from the initial customer consultation to the final system commissioning and post installation analysis. For more information, please visit: www.spgsolar.com.