Monster Media

Project Information

System Type: Roof Top
Panel Type: Mitsubishi 185
Panel Count: 96
Inverter Type: 2 – SMA 7000
System Size: 14.6 kW

Location Information

City: Riverside
State: California

Ecological Impact

Monster Media'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.


Monster Media Inc. of Riverside recently installed a new 14.6 kilowatt solar power system on the roof of their building.

This is the first non-residential solar project in the City of Riverside eligible for the recently approved Riverside Public Utilities Non-Residential Solar Rebate Program.  Their rebate will total more than $44,000.

System Location and Specifications

Monster Media is located at 1515 Marlborough Ave., Riverside, CA 92507

The solar power system, which is a roof mounted installation, is made up of 96 Mitsubishi 185 solar photovoltaic modules and 2 SMA 7000 inverters. After final inspection, the system will be monitored online via a SMA web box monitoring system.  This monitoring configuration will deliver system performance specifications to an online portal.

Environmental Stewardship

The system will offset 2 tons a month of CO2.This equates to taking 5 cars off the road. Each car produces 12,000 lbs/year. It will produce 2500 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy per month.

At Home

Monster Media owner, Derric Swinfard, extends his environmental stewardship at home. He has a solar panel residential system also installed by HelioPower.  It is made up of 40 Sharp 180 watt modules and 1 SMA 6000 inverter, generating approximately half the solar electricity of his commercial installation.  Derric and his wife also recycle and drive environmentally friendly vehicles.