MONTEREY, Calif., Nov. 1, 2019 – Solar energy company SunPower announced earlier this week that the installation of a 3MW solar array for Gap, Inc. is underway at the retailer’s Fresno, California, distribution center.
The ground mount system, owned by Goldman Sachs Renewable Power (GSRP), will be built by RP Construction Services Inc., US-based project design and construction firm specializing in ground-mount solar tracking projects. The project will feature SunPower’s Performance Series solar panels and will track the sun throughout the day, maximizing clean energy production for years to come.
The system will help Gap, Inc. meet nearly half of the facility’s energy needs, while lessening operating expenses and facilitating the company’s target of reaching 100 percent renewable energy across all of its facilities in the next ten years.
“We’re deeply committed to reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the planet and communities where we do business,” said Keith White, EVP of Global Sustainability, Gap Foundation and Loss Prevention at Gap Inc. White states the renewable energy generated by the project “is a reliable, cost-effective way to address our sustainability commitments while also contributing to the health of the local community.”
The array will offset 4,539 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, the equivalent of removing nearly 1,000 passenger vehicles from the road for one year.
To learn more about the project, read the original press release from SunPower.
About RP Construction Services
RPCS designs and builds ground mount solar projects. With over 360 projects and nearly 1GW completed or under construction throughout the United States, RPCS provides full turnkey service and support for the industry’s most bankable and reliable tracker, the Array Technologies DuraTrack® HZ v3 single-axis tracker, including site layout optimization, ancillary engineering services, tracker supply, foundation post procurement, and complete mechanical installation. For more information about RPCS, please visit rpcs.com.
As one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies, SunPower provides a diverse group of customers with complete solar solutions and services. Residential customers, businesses, governments, schools and utilities around the globe rely on SunPower’s more than 30 years of proven experience. From the first flip of the switch, SunPower delivers maximum value and superb performance throughout the long life of every solar system. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. For more information about how SunPower is changing the way our world is powered, visit www.sunpower.com.