Pacific Views, Sunny Skies: Portola Senior Living

Commercial Case Study



The senior living facility in Carlsbad was looking for ways to stabilize energy costs as well as free up budget that was being spent on electricity bills. Additionally, the facility’s large parking area was taking up valuable real estate at the coastal facility without providing benefit to the business or residents.


The San Diego multi-family solar system’s 13 new carport structures, containing the majority of the 741-solar panels, provided the ideal solution to turn the open parking lot into a power-generating asset. The construction of the carport structures provided the additional benefit of providing shaded parking for residents, visitors, and employees

Customer Benefit

The commercial solar arrays in the parking area provide 515,736 kilowatt hours of energy yearly to the units and to the facility. The lower and stabilized costs freed up budget for the services and activities that directly benefit the residents.

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Robert Laverty

Senior Energy Consultant, Residential

Robert Laverty joined the HES team in the summer of 2018, bringing his ten years of solar design experience and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound with him. Robert is dedicated to finding solutions to help families produce and store electricity in order to reduce their reliance on grid power as well as help reduce their household’s carbon footprint. Robert’s experience as a newspaper editor as well as his involvement with the sustainability-focused Rocky Mountain Institute drives him to constantly seek out innovative ways to meet energy needs through renewable resources as well as helps him share those ideas with Southern California homeowners. When not at work or volunteering time with his church or community, Robert spends time with his wife and two sons or pursues his passion of fly fishing.

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