Dr. Bronner’s Solar Power System

Project Information

System Type: Carports
Panel Type: Canadian Solar
Panel Count: 1,033
Inverter Type: SolarEdge 480V
System Size: 346.055 kW DC

Location Information

City: Vista
State: CA

Ecological Impact

Dr. Bronner's solar power system will produce enough clean electricity to offset any one of the following over the 25 year life of the system:

The carbon sequestered by
seedlings grown for 10 years.
The CO2 emissions from
gallons of gasoline consumed
The CO2 emissions from
bottles of BBQ propane burned.

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About Dr. Bronner's Solar Power System

"Dr. Bronner's solar array consists of a 346kW solar carport combined with the PredictEnergyTM Energy Management System all part of their sustainability focus."

Dr. Bronner’s began researching how to construct an on-site solar electricity system in 2013.  They quickly realized that the roof of their factory building could not structurally support a solar array. In response, Dr Bronner's pursued a solar project that would utilize build-able areas around the factory with carport structures and steel beams mounted above the loading dock.

bronner's solar power system installationIn keeping with Dr. Bronner's sustainability values and objectives, the final design incorporates landscaping under the solar structures that integrates water conservation techniques and regenerative organic agricultural practices. Their new permaculture design will also eliminate the need for any irrigation of 27,000 square feet of newly landscaped areas.  This will save more than 600,000 gallons of water annually, enough for 100 people to take a shower each day for a whole year!

Dr. Bronner's solar power installation consists of 1,033 high-performing photovoltaic (PV) modules with 10 three-phase inverters. It is expected to generate 572,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, accommodating about 50% of Dr. Bronner’s factory headquarter's needs.

The 346 kW DC solar PV system is coupled with the PredictEnergyTM Commercial Energy Management System, a significant value add for Dr. Bronner’s sustainability program and their ability to reduce their energy consumption and energy costs. The solar array is another example of Dr. Bronner’s company vision for sustainability,  inspired by the philosophy of company founder, Emanuel Bronner.

Dr. Bronner's project was scoped and designed with HelioPower's predictive analytics and profiling tools to identify energy cost reduction opportunities and help the company reach their substantial sustainability goals.

HelioPower's mission is not only to work with our clients to  find the most cost-effective solution for their energy needs, but to make a positive difference to the planet as well.  We are honored to partner with Dr. Bronner's.

If you’re paying too much for energy please call us. HelioPower’s mission is to reduce your cost of energy using sustainable technologies.

Questions? Call 877.959.8816