Solar

From small projects to large programs, our solar experts have the in-house civil, structural, and electrical engineering capabilities needed to execute any project.

A solar partner you can count on

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We understand speed to market and agility are required for a successful solar project. With nationwide experience implementing solar energy sites, we offer developers flexibility and peace of mind. With in-house electrical, structural, and civil engineers, our fully integrated services allow us to work with you on all aspects of your program. Core States has the capacity, systems, and network to facilitate programs of all sizes, from your first pilot program to multi-location adoption.

 

As a licensed engineering partner across North America, we have the bandwidth and expertise to help companies reach their green goals. Whether you are moving toward a net-zero goal or are meeting the sustainability expectations of today’s consumers, our in-house specialists in renewable power and solar projects provide a seamless design and engineering partner.

Project Types

Core States can provide in-house civil, structural, and electrical engineering services to various types of solar projects.

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Rooftops

Rooftop solar mounts optimize valuable real estate and are a preferable option for buildings that meet capacity and directional requirements.

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Ground Mounts

Ground mounts provide optimum performance and more flexibility with the option of being secured into the ground or, for minimal ground penetration, ballasted mounts.

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Canopies

Canopies are a great use of space for business with drive-thrus and/or large parking lots, extending shaded areas for employees, visitors, and their cars.

Maximum Delivery

Pairing solar with other energy systems is a trending solution to optimize performance.

Battery Storage

Pairing photovoltaic (PV) with batteries for a solar plus storage solution provides financial savings by offering peak benefit.

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EV Charging

Solar canopy systems are often paired with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to to maximize energy and extend shaded areas.

Projects

Our energy services can be applied to any project in any market and are scalable to meet program needs.

Biola University

Biola University’s state-of-the-art building, the Lim Math and Science Center, in La Mirada, CA, received a 30kW rooftop solar system that boasts distinct features such as an overhang of the solar array, a custom racking system, and the use of bifacial modules. Core States installed a PowerTrack PowerDisplay kiosk in the lobby of the building as an educational tool for the students. This project received Commercial Construction & Renovation’s 2020 Project Profile Award.

Greenskies | Target Solar Program

Stretching across the U.S. from Maine to California, 134 Target retail stores received solar arrays on their roofs. The solar installations produce an aggregate total of approximately 100MW of electric energy. Though the size of the solar array varies at each of the retail locations, the average system consists of 1,700 solar panels and produce between 20 and 30 percent of the total electricity requirements of the retail outlet.

Greenskies | West Boylston Landfill

2MW ground-mounted solar array that required an electrical design with minimal ground penetrations due to a challenging 5-acre site located on a capped landfill in Boylston, MA. It consisted of about 6,000 solar photovoltaic panels.

North Bridge Development

Interested in developing a property in West Warwick, RI with wind turbines, Core States Group prepared a feasibility study and determined ground mount solar to be the best solution. Our electrical and civil designers worked together on a creative solution for the steep-sloped terrain, utilizing heavy grading for the 4MW solar array.

REC Solar | Home Depot Solar and Battery Storage Program

After completing a site surveys and modeling of existing conditions to determine solar arry size and layout, battery storage placement, and equipment locations, a total of 2.8MW of solar arrays and 2.9MW / 5.8MWh of battery storage were delivered to six retail locations throughout Hawaii and California.

TD Bank Solar Program

Bifacial solar canopy systems were installed at select TD Bank’s with drive-up teller windows to provide a cover for the windows and generate solar electricity. Core States Group delivered turn-key program for installation, maintenance, and LEED reporting for these solar enabled canopies.

Meet your solar expert

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John Ferguson, P.E., P.ENG., LEED AP

Director of Electrical Engineering