Approximately 50% of their investment costs were covered through state and federal incentives for solar

Redlands, CA

ESRI

Overview

In 2008, ESRI commissioned Borrego Solar to install 2,737 rooftop solar panels on three office buildings at its main campus in Redlands as part of its continuing efforts to offset energy usage. The company, founded on a principle of environmental responsibility, is the world’s leading developer of geographic information system (GIS) technology.

In line with its goal to be carbon neutral, ESRI maintains a fleet of electric vehicles and reduces cooling costs with strategically planted shade trees. On a larger scale, ESRI enjoys a history of supporting environmental sustainability. GIS software donated by ESRI is used internationally on a myriad conservation projects, from mapping animal and plant habitats to measuring human impact on the ecosystem.

Installation

ESRI’s solar energy system will reduce global carbon emissions by more than one million pounds annually, the equivalent of planting 10 acres of trees. The Sanyo-195W solar panels will produce 533kW of electricity—enough to power 100 average sized three-bedroom homes.

Benefits

As a commercial (for profit) entity, ESRI was able to take advantage of the available Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) which eliminated 30% of the cost of their installation. In addition, they qualified for state incentives coming from the California Solar Initiative (CSI) which covered approximately 20% of the total system costs. In total, a combination of rebates and incentives gave them a 50% off discount on their solar installation. One of the benefits of making the capital investment in purchasing their commercial solar system, is that ESRI will see 100% of the energy savings on their utility bill. As the price of energy increases (on average by 4.5% per year) their savings will increase too.

Solar System Details
System Size

534

KW
Modules

2,737

SANYO
Inverters

3

XANTREX

Production Estimates

71,200

KWH MONTHLY

854,400

KWH ANNUALLY

23,837,760

KWH 30 YEARS
Energy Storage Details
Power Capacity

389

KW
Energy Capacity

239

KW
Battery Units

5

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