By Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

Rosendin Electric Inc., the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100 percent employee-owned company, said Wednesday it will break ground on a $50 million photovoltaic power installation project for the Antelope Valley Union High School District.

San Jose-based Rosendin said the 9.4-megawatt installation spans 10 schools and is the largest school solar project undertaken in California to date.

The Rosendin Electric Solar Division has been contracted to support engineering for the solar project, as well as manage procurement and construction.

"With the addition of the Antelope Valley contract, Rosendin Electric becomes one of the largest solar distributed generation EPC contractors in the West," said Duncan Frederick, director of solar operations for Rosendin Electric. "We have always been committed to delivering alternative energy solutions, and we have an unprecedented track record in wind farm installation. With the addition of this project to our portfolio of solar projects installed over the past year, we are quickly building the same reputation for delivering solar power."

Rosendin Electric recently completed the installation of a 1.2 MW solar array at the Mineta San Jose International Airport with partner Canadian Solar, and is in the process of completing similar projects for the Hollister Wastewater Treatment Project, Hollister Unified School District, San Ysidro School District and the Arizona Western College in Yuma. The company said it will also complete a 5 MW solar project for the Sunset Reservoir in San Francisco within the next two months.

Copyright 2010 American City Business Journals
Copyright 2010