Del Monte Electric completes largest electrical installation of solar system for 51 schools in Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Thursday, Mar 07, 2013
Del Monte Electric, one of northern California’s leading electrical contractors, celebrates their recent completion of a 51-school electrical installation for solar power systems at Mount Diablo Unified School District. This large, 15-month project was a collaborative effort between a major solar provider, a general construction company, a steel erection company and an architectural and design firm to install over 12 megawatts of photo voltaic (PV) power to the entire school district, forecasted to reduce electric costs by $3 million per year.
“We were able to stay on schedule and within budget during this 15 month project and are tremendously pleased with our staff and partners on this monumental accomplishment.”
The project was completed in 4 phases and much of the work occurred during the year when school was open. Del Monte Electric provided the entire electrical installation at the school sites from the AC tie in at the utility point of connection, through the underground electrical distribution, PV equipment installation, PV panel installation and all other associated electrical work. Over 28,000 PV panels and over 150 miles of wire were installed on carports and rooftops throughout the campuses.
“The capabilities of our team were continually challenged during this project as we had to meet critical schedule deadlines, budgetary constraints and our solar expertise had to be top-notch,” said John Hunter, president, Del Monte Electric. “This was a very complex project and we had to manage a huge crew of sub-contractors to work under aggressive schedules to minimize impact to the school district.” He adds, “We were able to stay on schedule and within budget during this 15 month project and are tremendously pleased with our staff and partners on this monumental accomplishment.”
Source: Business Wire