When the Port of Los Angeles decided to install a 1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Berths 93A and B of the Cruise Ship Terminal in 2009, the Port looked to Cupertino Electric's Energy Alternatives Division for solar energy Design/Build engineering and construction expertise and a track-record of safety.
Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) engineered and constructed the 71,500 square-foot, roof-mounted solar PV system containing high-efficiency crystalline modules at the Port of LA. The solar energy system utilizes a self-ballasted racking system that does not penetrate the roof. The project is part of the City of Los Angeles’ 10 MW “Solar LA Program,” and at the time of construction was one of the world’s largest solar power projects undertaken by a single city.
In addition to offering the Port a turn-key solution and meeting critical safety goals, CEI installed the PV system while the World Cruise Center remained fully operational and open to thousands of visitors and employees.