Posted by Rob Lamkin

Cool Earth Solar Completes SunPower® Helix™ Carport System

01 November 2017

196 Kilowatt SunPower System Expected to Save 580 Executive Center $2.7 Million in Electric Bills Over 25 Years

Cool Earth Solar Completes SunPower® Helix™ Carport System

196 Kilowatt SunPower System Expected to Save 580 Executive Center $2.7 Million in Electric Bills Over 25 Years


PLEASANTON, Calif. November 1, 2017 – Cool Earth Solar, a SunPower Commercial Dealer, has completed a 196-kilowatt (KW) high efficiency solar power system at 580 Executive Center in Dublin, Calif. The fully-integrated SunPower Helix Carport will provide energy to 580 Executive Center, which is a co-working space that features executive suites and virtual offices for business professionals in the area. The project also included LEDs attached to the carport to provide superior lighting in the parking lot. This project was the first SunPower® Helix™ Carport System to be installed by a SunPower dealer.


“The 580 Executive Center was a perfect candidate for solar” said Rob Lamkin, Cool Earth Solar’s CEO. “Their large parking lot, high energy consumption, and ability to take advantage of the solar tax credit will enable them to reduce their electricity bill and thus free up capital for their business.” The solar system, that will pay for itself in under 5 years, will save the company over $2.7 million over the life of the system.


Kevin Ring, 580 Executive Center’s director, said “We decided to work with Cool Earth Solar because we knew that they would build us a solar project that we were proud of and it’s the most attractive carport I’ve ever seen”. “It makes our building look more high-tech”! After construction of the project, a beautifully erected solar carport stood to shade a large parking lot for professionals who work at 580 Executive Center. The SunPower Helix Carport system is the solar industry’s only fully integrated carport solution, and it combines high-efficiency, high-performance solar panel technology.


“We are very excited about the immediate savings that will result from this solar system,” says Kevin Ring


About Cool Earth Solar
Cool Earth Solar, founded in 2007 and located in Pleasanton, California, believes that everyone should have access to affordable and abundant energy from a clean energy source. The company provides a full-turkey solar project for their residential and commercial customers. Cool Earth Solar performs a complete package of project services, including site survey, financial analysis, engineering and design, permitting, procurement, construction, utility interconnection, start-up and commissioning, plant monitoring, and on-going operation and maintenance. To learn more, visit http://www.coolearthsolar.com .