Santa Clara Fire Station #4 Powers Up With Green Energy

Power Solutions has engineered and installed an 8 kilowatt (DC) solar power system on the new firehouse at 2323 Pruneridge Ave, Santa Clara.

Power Solutions has engineered and installed an 8 kilowatt (DC) solar power system on the new firehouse at 2323 Pruneridge Ave, Santa Clara. The system received final approval on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 from the building department, allowing it to go live.


The building was designed by the Aedis Group of San José. Working with the electrical contractor, Northern States Electric, Power Solutions selected American-made Sharp photovoltaic panels for the project. Using 40 Sharp ND208U1 panels with two SMA-America 4000US inverters, the system will generate 12,197 kilowatts during the year. A monitoring system from Fat Spaniel will allow web-based tracking of the system's production from any computer.



José Radzinsky, CEO of Power Solutions, said, "This system was designed to maximize the usage of roof space available. We anticipate that it will generate a significant portion of the new building's energy use for many years to come. We are pleased to support the City of Santa Clara's pursuit of environmental best practices and carbon-free power production."

Nestor Sohnlein, Vice President of Power Solutions, said, "The installation process was straight forward, we coordinated with the General Contractor and other sub-contractors throughout the contraction process and finished on time."

As a money saving feature, composite shingles were installed on the roof below the solar installation, while a Spanish tile roof covers the rest of the building.

Power Solutions specializes in solar energy generation, engineering and installing alternative energy systems for residential, commercial, governmental and non-profit needs. The company, established in 1998, has since installed nearly 2 megawatts of power in California.

Power Solutions is a member of the Bay Area Green Business program, the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the Solar Energy Industry Association, and the U.S. Green Building Council. The company is Diamond Certified in recognition of its excellent customer service. Power Solutions is a State of California certified Small Business.

Power Solutions is a licensed electrical contractor in the State of California. The company is currently headquartered at 1190 South Bascom Avenue, # 211, San José, California, 95128. The company's website, www.solutionsforpower.com provides more information on products and services available.

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