Washington State University Solar PV

Washington State University Solar PV

LOCATION: Pullman, Washington
CLIENT: Washington State University – Pullman, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

DESCRIPTION: In 2015, WSU became part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored project to research, develop and demonstrate technologies needed to create “smart” buildings, campuses and cities to better manage energy usage. Led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and including the University of Washington (UW), the pioneering regional partnership brings the three campuses together to demonstrate transaction-based energy management for the first time, testing the large-scale use of transactive controls involving multiple buildings and devices. The transactive idea combines financial signals and control techniques to shift energy usage in devices, buildings and campuses.

As part of the project, WSU researchers will install solar panels on the Pullman campus for the first time and integrate them into Pullman’s “Smart City’’ test bed and WSU’s microgrid system. The WSU researchers will be showing how the WSU Pullman campus can power critical city infrastructure in the event of a power outage.

The solar array communicates automatically with generators at WSU as well as with a unique, one megawatt energy storage battery in Pullman. The campus system communicates automatically with electric meters at both the PNNL and UW campuses.

The solar array consists of a 33.66 kWdc rooftop mounted system, and a 48.96 kWdc ground mount system, which also includes a 6.1 kWdc student demonstration system. Installed system size was 82.62 kWdc with capacity for an additional 30.6 kWdc.

More information can be found at:

Washington State University – Energy Systems Innovation Center
WSU News

Genesee School Rooftop Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Addition

Genesee School Rooftop Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Addition

DESCRIPTION: This project includes addition of a 48kW rooftop solar photovoltaics system divided into a north and south array. Design included layout of photovoltaic modules, combiner boxes, inverter, grounding systems, disconnects, AC and DC feeder voltage drop calculations, and intertie into the existing normal power systems.

Design also included interface with the serving utility for net metering.

LOCATION: Genesee, Idaho
CLIENT: Genesee Joint School District #282
CONTRACTOR: Power City Electric – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

SCC Building 7 Renovation, Jenkins Wellness Center

SCC Building 7 Renovation, Jenkins Wellness Center


This project included remodel of the existing Science building to incorporate the following functions:

  • Radiology Technology and Biomedical Equipment Technicians.
  • Student Health and WellnessCenter.
  • Physical Education and Speech.
  • Computer Services Department.

The Computer Services Department remodel included a new data room to house the relocation of the campus servers.  The Radiology Technology included infrastructure for multiple imaging devices including X-Ray, MRI, and CT Scan devices. LEED Gold.

LOCATION: Spokane, Washington
FACILITY SIZE: 35,000 square feet
CLIENT: Community Colleges of Spokane
CONTRACTOR: Bouten Construction – Spokane, Washington
ARCHITECT: Deneff Deeble Barton – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design