SDSU Aztec Recreation Center
Aztec Recreation Center was the 4th installation done by Sullivan Solar Power for San Diego State University. To maintain roof integrity on the 3 separate roof spaces, Sullivan was able to have the installation engineered to be a completely ballasted racking system, leaving only 1 roof penetration for the electrical connection. The modules are tilted at 20 degrees to optimize energy production and maximize the incentives available to the University's Associated Students. Roof loading for the 250kW system was completed in one day via crane thanks to the hard work of Sullivan Solar Power employees and their subcontractors. This project was located in the heart of SDSU's busy campus and was installed over the course of 3 months with minimal impact to the students or the function of the Rec. Center. In addition, Sullivan Solar Power provided a Level 2 electric vehicle charger at this site, for use by staff and visitors. Comprised of 1219 Sharp solar modules, which were manufactured in the United States, this system is expected to produce 457,674 kWhrs per year and save 11,314,002 pounds of CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere over the next 20 years. "During an era of budget cuts and furlough days in higher education, it is reassuring that the Aztecs are setting a national example and doing their part to save students money," said Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power.