Grand Pacific Resorts: Dream Destination Solar

Commercial Case Study

Grand Pacific Resorts
Carlsbad, CA


Grand Pacific Resorts manages vacation properties up the California coast with locations also in Hawaii, Utah, as well as in the California desert resort communities. The company wanted its headquarters in Carlsbad, California to maximize energy cost savings. Additionally, the company headquarters’ 2021 clean energy effort aligns nicely with the luxury locations’ natural beauty as well as Grand Pacific’s BeCause Destination Matters program of giving back to wonderful causes.


The design and construction of the 888-panel system became a study in space efficiency to create the highest-producing system the roof’s footprint could support. The energy goals necessitated maximizing the flat rooftop that contained the typical equipment and vents of a large office building. HES Solar designed a dual tilt array that utilized nearly every square inch of available rooftop space.

Customer Benefit

Delivering a 75% energy offset, the high-producing SunPower X Series E330 panels set a quick 3.9-year payback period. The client also benefited from federal and state incentives and looks forward toward an energy bill savings of $2,845,455 over the first 25 years of production.

Solar panels stretch across a roof going away from the camera. They are in a dual tilt arrangement which means they are installed an angles to make a wavy appearance to fit more panels in the same space. There are trees in the background.

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Robert Laverty

Senior Energy Consultant, Residential

Robert Laverty joined the HES team in the summer of 2018, bringing his ten years of solar design experience and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound with him. Robert is dedicated to finding solutions to help families produce and store electricity in order to reduce their reliance on grid power as well as help reduce their household’s carbon footprint. Robert’s experience as a newspaper editor as well as his involvement with the sustainability-focused Rocky Mountain Institute drives him to constantly seek out innovative ways to meet energy needs through renewable resources as well as helps him share those ideas with Southern California homeowners. When not at work or volunteering time with his church or community, Robert spends time with his wife and two sons or pursues his passion of fly fishing.

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