3rd and Salem Streets

Date Completed:
July 2004

System Peak Capacity:
91 kW

PV Surface Area:
940 square feet

Solar Electric Tiles:

Downtown Parking Structure

Photovoltaic System Description:

The solar electric parking system installed at Chico's downtown parking structure generates power for the facility while providing covered parking and shade for vehicles.  The solar electric parking array is made of 480 photovoltaic (PV) panels, which deliver electricity directly into the City's electrical grid.  The parking system features a fully engineered mechanical mounting system to securely fasten the solar electric panels, providing strength as well as structural integrity.

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