Mitsubishi Electric Installs Rooftop Solar on US Headquarters
Projected to save $2 million over system lifetime
CYPRESS, Calif. — Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. has installed a 369 kW solar electric system, using its own solar modules, on the rooftop of its U.S. headquarters in Cypress, California. The system is expected to significantly cut energy costs and reduce pollutants over the next 25 years.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. manufactures a diverse line of products, including building photovoltaic (PV) modules and heating and cooling products. One of the most experienced in the solar industry, Mitsubishi Electric has manufactured solar panels for more than 40 years.
The 1,380-module Mitsubishi Electric PV system was installed at its headquarters building, located within Cypress Business Park, using 690 Diamond Premium™ and 690 Diamond Pro™ high-efficiency PV modules. The company said the system can produce 547,865 kWh within the first year of production, and save 85 percent in electric costs, which totals $2 million over the next 25 years. Based on current electricity usage, the system is expected to cover 90 percent of the Mitsubishi Electric facility’s electricity needs, allowing the system to pay for itself in less than five years.
In addition to the significant financial savings, the system is expected to reduce greenhouse emissions by an estimated 424 tons annually.
The system was designed and installed by Sherman Oaks-based installer Sun Integration. It includes 10 Yaskawa - Solectria Solar PVI 36TL transformerless, three-phase string inverters along with non-penetrating racking by PanelClaw. The ballasted racking combined with Mitsubishi Electric’s modules was key to obtaining a quick approval of the installation by all parties including building owner, Warland Investments Co.
“This project marks the first solar array on a Warland property,” said Chip Robertson, co-managing director of Warland Investments Co. “We believe this installation of Mitsubishi Electric’s premium quality solar panels demonstrates our commitment to creating Cypress Business Park as a premier location.”
“Mitsubishi Electric is pleased to contribute to the community and environment by producing clean energy with our own solar modules,” said Kiyoshi Furukawa, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. “The system proves that businesses can be both environmentally and financially sustainable.”
For more information, visit http://us.mitsubishielectric.com.
Publication date: 9/22/2016