Crafted at the port of los angeles

Location: The rooftops of Warehouse No. 9 & 10 at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles 
Project Size: 1.2 MW (DC)
Developer: PermaCity Solar 
System Owner: Constellation
Connection Date: February 23, 2016

PermaCity designed, engineered, and constructed 1.2 megawatt (MW) rooftop solar array for the Los Angeles Feed-in Tariff (FiT) on top of classically restored 1940s ‐era Port of Los Angeles Warehouses No. 9 & No. 10. The system generates an estimated 40 million kWh during the 20-year LADWP Fit, mitigating about 37,600 tons of carbon— the equivalent emissions of 331 homes, or taking 400 cars off the streets of Los Angeles. A good move to Los Angeles' commitment to 50% renewable energy. The project created 38 direct jobs. The roof mounted solar cools the roof during the hot summer months. 

CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles is a tenent of the Port. The project delivers a return on invement to the system owner, Constellation, from a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement standard in the FiT from Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The system host, CRAFTED, recieves a percentage of the gross revenue each year. 


 

boyle heights' first commercial "hot spot" project

Location: 3650 E. Olympic Bvld. Los Angeles, CA
Project Size: 343kW DC
Developer: Edge 3 Solar, LLC.
Initial Developer: Solar Provider Group 
Building Owner: Levy Affiliated
Constructor: dck California Construction, Inc. 
Connection Date: July 28, 2015

This 343 kw solar project is the first project to utilize LADWP's feed-in tariff program in East LA's District 14.  Energy produced from the solar panels will be fed directly to the grid for a term of 20 years and help the utility achieve its goal of generating more energy from renewable resources.  The project brought 12  "green" construction jobs and increased economic activity to the area.

The project is located in what USC and UCLA researchers have identified as a “solar equity hotspot”—a neighborhood with abundant rooftops and a large low-income population in need of job growth and economic investment. 

About Levy Affiliated Holdings

Levy Affiliated is a real estate investment firm that acquires and manages assets throughout the southwestern United States. For more information, please visit www.levyaffiliated.com.  

 



ONE OF THE 1ST AIRPORT SOLAR PROJECTS

Location: 12500 Airpark Way, Pacoima, CA
Project Size: 333kWp CEC AC
Developer: Skybridge Renewables, Corp.
Building Owner: Pacific West Aviation
Connection Date: April 1, 2014

The Skybridge Renewables "Goldman" Whiteman Airport project is the first of the Skybridge LADWP FiT projects. The "Goldman" project recently received FAA clearance and is one of the first projects to clear the FAA's newest regulation guidelines for solar projects located on airport properties. Skybridge has worked with LADWP engineers to move the project through the interconnection process. Permit approvals are expected in January with a construction start date in February, and commercial operation date (COD) in April. 

About Skybridge Renewables

Skybridge Renewables is an Energy Services Company (ESCO) that has been developing, installing, financing renewable energy projects, energy efficiency upgrades and maintenance costs for up to 30 years. Following the "Goldman" project, Skybridge also won a project in the second round of the LADWP FiT Program and expects several in upcoming rounds. The LADWP FiT projects for Skybridge will create more than 6 new jobs in the LA County area.


 

CHATSWORTH'S LARGEST SOLAR PLANT

Location: Felina USA 
Project Size: 1 MW AC
Developer: PermaCity Solar
Building Owner: Oakdale Solar Ventures, LLP
Connection Date: March 1, 2014

To put this project in perspective, the amount of clean energy Felina is going to produce on its roof and then used to power its warehouses, would also be enough to power at least 350 homes in its West Valley neighborhood. The 1.1 Megawatt system will stop the equivalent of more than 2.5 million pounds of coal from being burned every year, thus saving about 7.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. Felina is going a long way toward helping the City of Los Angeles reach its goal of renewable energy generating 33% of its electricity by 2020.

About PermaCity Solar

PermaCity Solar is an innovative leader in specialized energy solutions with more than 35 MWs of solar installed. PermaCity Solar holds unique technical patents and patent pending for equipment that eliminates roof penetrations and better distributes loads across rooftops used atop some of the largest commercial buildings for Fortune 500 companies. PermaCity Solar also holds a patent for Cathay Bank's landmark solar carport that won the Best Sustainable Retrofit Award from the Los Angeles Business Council.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company draws from a professional staff of more than 45 and has created approximately 240 local jobs since 2003.
 


 

SOLAR INSTALLATION ON 94,000SF WAREHOUSE

Location: 9640 Owensmouth Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 
Project Size: 500KW AC
Project Costs: $1,750,000
Developer: TRK Development
Building Owner: TRK Development
Connection Date: December 31, 2013

This rooftop project was built on a 94,000SF warehouse located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Chatsworth. At least 50 people worked on-site during construction, in addition to local companies and vendors who supplied parts and equipment. 

About TRK Development

TRK Development is a privately owned national commercial real estate development company based in Los Angeles. With over 30 years of development and management experience, TRK specializes in developing and managing industrial, office and solar projects. For any inquiries regarding real estate/solar development or consulting services, please contact rishi@trkdt.com. 

 



downtown la's first project

Location: Southern California Trophy Building 
2515 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Project Size: 134.4 kW
Developer: California Solar, Inc.
Building Owner:
Karl Bathke
Connection Date: November 25, 2013

The first project site to launch from the first tranche of the CLEAN LA Solar program is a 20,000 square foot, single story commercial building in downtown Los Angeles. The building is occupied by Southern California Trophy Company, which has produced trophies in Los Angeles since it opened its doors over 80 years ago. SoCal Trophy is still operating under its original family ownership, and boasts production, design, or distribution of prestigious awards including the Oscars, the Golden Globe Awards, the City of Hope "Spirit of Life" Award, and the Olympic Gold Medals (including the 1932 L.A. Games).

The first tranche of LADWP's new solar Feed-in-Tariff program was officially launched in February 2013.

California Solar, Inc. opened in Los Angeles

California Solar, Inc., the local small business responsible for this project, was formd in January 2013 and is located in Los Angeles County. This downtown LA solar installation shows the program's vast potential not only to provide clean, local energy, but also to power LA's economic recovery - providing jobs, investments, and opportunity throughout the region.

"The primary driver of a thriving commercial solar industry is incentives like the LADWP Feed-in-Tariff program. California Solar plans to do many more projects with LA businesses like Southern California Trophy Company as long as this program is going strong." - Will Breiholz, President, California Solar, Inc.



CLEAN LA SOLAR: THE FIRST PROJECT

Location: Oxnard Plaza Apartments
North Hollywood, CA 
Project Size: 336 250-watt panels (84 kW installed capacity)
Developer: Solar Provider Group
Building Owner: Mark Weinstein
Connection Date: June 26, 2013

The initial project site for the CLEAN LA Solar program is an 80-unit apartment building in North Hollywood. From the ground, there’s no hint that this four-story building is a groundbreaking site for clean, local energy – but a look at the rooftop reveals an array of solar panels, which are the first to be installed under the LADWP’s brand new solar feed-in-tariff (FiT) program, supported by the CLEAN LA Solar coalition.

International Solar Firm Moves to LA

This program is a powerful economic engine for Los Angeles and is already bringing jobs and investment to the city. Solar Provider Group, the international solar firm behind the North Hollywood solar installation, has moved its US headquarters to a new office in downtown Los Angeles and has begun hiring employees. Over the next 18 months, SPG will hire up to 50 additional Los Angeles-based employees in sales, engineering, manufacturing and construction and plans to invest up to $50 million in the city by the end of 2016, over the course of the 100 MW program. Solar Provider Group is also evaluating additional investments elsewhere in California and throughout the U.S.

This month’s North Hollywood solar installation shows the program’s vast potential not only to provide clean, local energy, but also to power LA’s economic recovery – providing jobs, investment and opportunity throughout the region.

“There’s one simple reason we’re here in Los Angeles, and that’s because of the CLEAN LA Solar program.” 
- Solar Provider Group President and CEO, Christian Wentzel.