Sullivan Solar Power announced earlier this week that it completed its third and fourth solar installations at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
The San Diego-based full-service solar company installed a 221-kilowatt and 125-kilowatt rooftop solar arrays atop the Chappo and Edson dining halls.
The solar arrays are expected to offset 13 million pounds of CO2 emissions and save the base hundreds of thousands of dollars in electric bills.
“Camp Pendleton should be recognized as a leader in utilizing renewable energy opportunities,” Daniel Sullivan, Founder and President of Sullivan Solar Power said in a statement. “Between this solar installation and those completed within the last year, it's obvious that the base is committed to developing a renewable future for coming generations.”
The company previously installed arrays at Pendleton’s Bachelor Enlisted Quarters # 8 and the MCAS Miramar human resources building a year ago, said Sadie Eisley, the human resources and office manager for Sullivan Solar.
The installations could be the beginning of a good relationship between the solar installer and California military community.
“We are hopeful to continue to work with NAVFAC on Pendleton and other bases in the region,” Eisley said.
The arrays are expected to produce about 17.5 percent of the facilities’ energy needs, according to Sullivan staff. And Camp Pendleton staff is planning to pursue a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification for the facilities, which the solar installations will help them achieve.