California-based renewable energy and solar systems provider Independent Energy Solutions has completed a 1.15MW solar photovoltaic electric system for the Irvine campus of The Capital Group.

Mounted on shade structures on the roofs of three parking garages, the system provides nearly 50% of the energy used to power the campus data center and central plant equipment.

The solar array consists of 5,472 Kyocera 210W polycrystalline solar panels and is capable of producing 1.7 million kWh of electricity per year.

The Capital Group vice president of corporate facilities Reid McCartney said that the Irvine campus proved to be an ideal location for this type of solar implementation.

"The combination of system capacity, tax incentives and timely rebate structures, make this PV system very cost effective over the long term," McCartney said.