Orchard School Solar Carports

About This Project

Orchard School Solar Carports – Salas O’Brien Engineers – San Jose, CA



In an effort to reduce energy costs and divert spending on education, the Orchard School District utilized funds to install solar photovoltaic panels which doubled as carport shade structures. The $7 million structures consisted of 3 different canopy designs of cantilevered steel column and beam systems on drilled pier foundations. Completed in 2009.

Portfolio, Sustainable