The Vineyards At Porter Ranch Apartments is an upscale, multi-family community built to provide on-site amenities for 165 units ranging from studio to 3 bedroom. The complex is home to singles, couples, and families of various sizes. In today’s competitive housing market, use of renewable energy, particularly that produced at the site of consumption, adds a competitive advantage to any multi-family business.
To save on energy costs and provide residents with renewable energy that is not distributed through the grid, HES Solar was called in to construct several carport shade structures, totaling over 12,000 square feet of coverage, and install solar panel arrays atop thee. Totaling 400 SunPower panels, the solar system was soon-after upgraded with 4 pay-to-charge EVBox BusinessLine charging stations. These stations enabled the complex to service existing residents with electric vehicles and prepare for the increase in electric vehicle ownership.
The large solar arrays keep the complex competitive in a market where consumers are increasingly more aware and active about supporting sustainability; the energy production lowers and stabilizes energy costs. The carport structure delivers the added benefit of shaded outdoor parking. Through the installation of EV charging stations, residents and their guests have convenient on-site charging stations and the apartment complex adds a revenue stream through monetizing the charging stations. All of these changes provide long term financial benefits and further establish the facility as an eco-friendly and trend-leading living option in Los Angeles County.
Contact HES Solar to learn what solar, solar + storage, and EV charging stations can do for your business.
We are a San Diego-based, family-owned solar company. We have been an energy innovator since 2001 and can handle projects from small, rooftop solar panel additions to large-scale commercial microgrid systems.
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