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Solforce, SunPower complete solar system installation for Patagonia

04 Oct 2011

US-based firms Solforce Systems and SunPower have completed installation of a 27.6kW SunPower solar power system at the Ventura campus headquarters of Patagonia, the outdoor apparel and gear company.


SunPower provided its solar panels for the construction of the solar system on the roof of Patagonia's Firehouse.

Designed and built by Solforce, the solar system is expected to offset 50% of the building's total energy use.

Patagonia incorporated modern sustainable building practices to reduce construction waste, employ sustainably sourced and recycled materials, and maximize energy efficiency.

Solforce president and CEO Abe Powell said the SunPower system will allow SunPower to reduce their dependency on power from the utility grid for the next 25 years or more.

Patagonia's Firehouse is an energy-efficient, sustainably designed building the company constructed for administrative purposes.

Solforce is a solar installer and a SunPower premier dealer serving northern Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

SunPower designs, manufactures and delivers the efficient solar panels and systems.