The Salk Institute of Biological Sciences has decided to go green and has chosen Stellar Solar a San Diego based solar company to formulate and fix the new 500 kW roof top solar power system over its remodeled La Jolla campus.
Tim Ball, Senior Director of Facilities and Services of the Institute, said that the institute has chosen Stellar Solar, a local company with an established and successful track record. He further said that there were only few companies that offer the services provided by Stellar Solar and the institute wanted to closely work with the company to manage the integration of the solar installation with the existing structure of the building without flaw.
He added that the installation project will allow the institute to use renewable solar energy while continuing to preserve the structural design of the building. The building constructed during 1965 is formally chosen as a national historic building in 1991.
Ball, added that the not for profit institute has chosen solar installation in its building to save costs on its energy bill, He explained, that the institute has a research facility that consumes a good amount of electrical energy and receives its power at a lower rate from SDG&E. The institute has chosen solar power to produce its own electric power at 30% lesser cost than that is offered by SDG&E.
Kent Harle, President of Stellar Solar, expressed his elation in executing the solar installation for an institute that is considered an important architectural location in the city of San Diego. He said that the structure will now become important due to its solar power installation and said that his company feels proud in implementing it.