Moxa, in partnership with So-Cal Solar, Inc., has completed the installation of a 35,000 sq. ft. solar power system at their global sales and marketing headquarters in Brea, California. Moxa’s solar power system is one of the largest solar developments in Orange County and is expected to reduce green house gas emissions by 9,309 tons of CO2 over the next 25 years – equivalent to planting 372,356 trees. The system includes both a rooftop and carport array and produces over 311 kW DC using 1,133 PV panels and a central inverter.
“It is very important to Moxa that we are environmentally mindful as a company, through green product design, conservation of natural resources, and compliance with ISO 14001 standards.” said Ben Chen, President of Moxa Americas, Inc. “This solar power system marks another milestone in our ongoing commitment to environmentally friendly business practices.” He notes that in addition to the solar power system, Moxa has implemented other resource conservation efforts such as low-flow aerators, rain sensors for irrigation, and motion sensors for lighting. A dedicated team within Moxa has been assembled to research other means of conserving resources, such as retrofitting parking lights to LED, an electronic HVAC system and a building energy management system (EMS).
The solar power system is also an opportunity for Moxa to educate people about solar technology and related Moxa solutions. Interested visitors to Moxa’s Brea office can view a live system monitoring demo to understand power output and other important system metrics. This demo incorporates Moxa’s own industrial switches, surveillance cameras, computers, and I/O modules into a seamlessly integrated solution. A separate monitoring system is also on display to provide a bird’s eye view of system productivity.