In construction: Outlets at Tejon adding 600-kW solar carport in parking lot

solar carport construction

Located at Tejon Ranch, Calif., the Outlets at Tejon is currently installing a new solar electric system in its parking lot. The 600 kW-AC rated system will cover five rows of stalls (approximately 1.85 acres) in the center’s southwest parking field, protect shoppers from the hot sun and occasional rain while adding to the center’s green and sustainable footprint.

The solar panels will offset the electricity needs for the center’s common elements, such as exterior lighting and HVAC/lighting for the public restrooms and food court. Work is being performed by CalCom Energy, a solar developer and energy services company based in Visalia, Calif.

The Outlets at Tejon opened to the public in August 2014 and is celebrating its five-year anniversary. Surrounded by the scenic landscape of historic Tejon Ranch, the Outlets at Tejon serves the shopping needs of residents, tourists, and travelers. The Outlets have more than 60 top designer and value brands in fashion, footwear, accessories, home goods and more, including Kate Spade Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Coach Factory Store, H&M, Express, Old Navy, Samsonite and Pottery Barn.

— Solar Builder magazine







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