By Joel Scanlon
Build Group has declared that the firm has initiated the REC Solar’s project for its 0.504 MW of solar parking lot canopy structure, based at the Martinez, CA-based Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The project encompasses 51 units of Solumbria, Build Group’s patent-pending system to be constructed in two parking lots. This patent pending system of Build Group, Solumbria optimizes with any photovoltaic panel irrespective of the manufacturer. The structure is specifically designed to comply with the strict seismic requirements as the site is located within an earthquake-prone zone.
The parking lots will be kept open and will allow both automobile and pedestrian traffic as the work will be sequenced accordingly. Clear sign posts will be kept on the site to promote safety during the construction. The construction team will also perform estimations on the logistics, thereby ensuring security for the patients, visitors and staff at the hospital.
Build Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Eric Horn says that Solumbria units have been installed following the demand for a more adaptable solution. This unique system of Build Group facilitates rapid construction with reduced business operation impacts. With the introduction of this inventive product, the Veterans Affairs Administration will become a pioneer in alternative energy.
According to the Director of Federal Business Development at REC Solar, Burke Kascha-Hare, the company’s association with Build Group facilitated the achievement of construction at West Los Angeles for the VA Medical Center. Build Group is renowned for its consistent operation, without interfering with the site’s regular operation. The company’s distinguished Solumbria product transforms the canopy design, thereby providing flexibility and reliability.