Independent Energy Solutions (IES) has installed a 358kW solar electric (photovoltaic) system for the US County of San Diego.

The solar electric system is owned by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and has been installed on the County’s new Operations Center parking facility.

The new photovoltaic installation is capable of generating nearly 650,000 kWh of clean, green electricity every year while providing cover for parked cars.

IES has designed this system comprising 24 custom steel shade canopies, 1932 Kyocera solar modules, an inverter and a customized racking system.

The system is capable of generating energy sufficient to power 107 homes in the San Diego County and will remove about gases annually.

SDG&E was responsible to arrange the funds for the construction of the system and has a ten-year lease agreement for the solar facility on the County’s new parking garage.