General Electric Solar Parking Lot

July 17, 2017
General Electric Solar Parking Lot

As part of a Campus wide topographic and utility survey, Chazen provided survey within the area of the existing Building 273 parking lot for the design of a solar parking lot. Once the design was completed, Chazen provided subsurface utility mark out and construction stakeout which included staking and offsetting each column for the solar arrays. The survey was performed during early mornings and late afternoons since at other times the parking lot was in use.

General Electric expects to generate more than 60M kilowatt hours of electricity over the anticipated 25-year lifespan of the solar array, whose 6,800-panels sit on pillars on rows above a parking lot, forming the largest solar carport in upstate New York.