Viasat’s 445 Kilowatt Roof-top Solar Energy System Meets Company’s Sustainability Interests

Carlsbad, CA

Viasat

Over the next 25 years, Viasat expects its new solar energy systems will offset nearly 9,750 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, which is the same amount of emissions avoided if 2,067 cars were taken off the road for one year.

Viasat, a global communications Company, headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., chose Borrego Solar to develop, design and build a 445 kilowatt roof-top solar energy portfolio at the company’s expanded headquarters, which opened in the second half of 2018. The project needed to match Viasat’s long-term sustainability interests while also helping the Company save money on rising utility costs.

An environmentally-conscious company, Viasat emphasizes an ongoing commitment to sustainability by empowering teams to implement, monitor and continually improve the Company’s environmental footprint and performance. As part of its Environmental Policy the Company has established a number of green initiatives to enhance its environmental position, including: electric charging stations, plentiful water filling stations, e-waste and general recycling programs, on-site bike storage and showers, on site composting and local farm-to-table herb gardening made available for the campus’ dining facilities and employees, and enhanced energy management systems.

Viasat selected Borrego Solar for its progressive solar energy designs. Over the next 25 years, Viasat expects its new solar energy systems will offset nearly 9,750 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, which is the same amount of emissions avoided if 2,067 cars were taken off the road for one year.

Borrego designed four roof-top building systems, ensuring Viasat could offset its desired amount of energy demand while considering the site constraints of the suburban-meets-urban corporate campus. Installation occurred in a phased approach and seamlessly worked around complex occupancy roll-out schedules. Installation was completed on-time.

Viasat’s solar portfolio is expected to produce more than 550,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually, which is enough to power around 120 average sized homes in California. The systems are comprised of 1113 LG Electronics modules, 7 SunGrow inverters and Panel Claw racking.

Solar System Details
System Size

445

KW
Modules

1,113

LG ELECTRONICS
Inverters

7

SUNGROW
Inverters

25

SOLECTRIA
Inverters

71

SMA

Production Estimates

550,000

KWH ANNUALLY

Energy Storage Details
Power Capacity

389

KW
Energy Capacity

239

KW
Battery Units

5

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