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BioLegend’s product expertise covers a diverse set of research areas including Immunology, Neuroscience, Cancer, Stem cells, and Cell Biology. Their product development program, through technology licensing, collaborations, and internal hybridoma development, produces strategic reagents for use in a variety of applications.

The Challenge

  • Required to find a subcontractor who could install carport solar on their newly constructed parking facility
  • Needed a subcontractor with design/build capabilities

While constructing a new parking structure for their facilities, BioLegend was required to add carport solar to the structure. They requested bids from renewable energy providers to design & build a system to meet their needs and ultimately chose Baker Electric.

System Specs

Location:    San Diego, CA
System Size:    294 KWs
Number of Panels:    738
Date Commissioned:    February 2019

The Solution

With trusted partners such as DPR Construction and Hughes Marino, Baker provided a custom-designed renewable energy solution with BioLegend’s needs in mind.

After the design was approved, Baker installed a 294 kW system on BioLegend’s newly constructed, 6-story parking structure. That’s enough solar energy to power over 40 average homes in San Diego. The system consisted of 738 solar panels that also provide shade for the vehicles parked on the top level of the structure.

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The Results

BioLegend has insulated their business from future utility rate hikes and gained a competitive advantage in their industry by decreasing their operating expense and increasing their margins.

BioLegend took advantage of the federal tax credit and other Federal and State incentives equaling an estimated total system cost savings of $642,000.


About BioLegend

BioLegend develops world-class, cutting-edge antibodies and reagents for biomedical research, manufactured in their state-of-the-art facility in San Diego, CA. Their mission is to “accelerate research and discovery by providing the highest quality products at an outstanding value, along with superior customer service and technical support.”