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Project Spotlight: 3.6 MW Solar Rooftop and Parking Canopy in AZ Exceeds Performance Estimates

August 11, 2022 Megan McPherson

As part of our series, Empower Project Spotlight, we are sharing details from projects past and present to shed a spotlight on their development process, results, and/or impact on climate change. We hope that these project success stories will inspire others to take the leap and start their clean energy journey.

Fortune 100 Client – Tempe, AZ

Two years ago, Empower Energies announced the launch of a 3.6 MW solar rooftop and parking canopy project for a Fortune 100 client’s corporate offices in Tempe, AZ. The client was looking to offset carbon emissions while also providing a functional space for employees to park their cars out of the hot Arizona sun.

Project Highlights

In just a couple of years, this project has reached some impressive milestones, including:

  • 98% accuracy to budget 
  • 103% performance vs expected weather 
  • Estimated 6.2 GWh annually vs Actuals 6.5 GWh annually 
  • 193,000 trees saved 
  • 11.6 K tons of carbon offset 

The completion of this project represents the first of more than 28 solar installations across 10 states Empower is currently developing and constructing for this major commercial client under an exclusive multi-year contract. 

Empower Energies strives to be the leading nationwide provider of turnkey clean energy solutions for the Fortune 500, regional corporations, and public organizations. Clients trust us to assess, design, finance, and construct critical projects on time and on budget to meet their ESG goals, reduce their energy costs, and ensure a healthier Earth for future generations.