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Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Oregon Convention Center Photovoltaic Project

Convention Center RooftopDid you know the City of Portland is home to one of the largest rooftop solar arrays in the U.S.? The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) was issued an electrical renewable energy permit from the Bureau of Development Services for a 1.99836 Megawatt photovoltaic system in July 2015. BDS Inspectors Brian Crise, and Jason Troutman have been performing permit inspections for this project and say the work is nearing completion. The 6,500 solar panels should supply 25% of the event facility’s power. The output of 2 megawatts will make the OCC one of the leading producers of solar power among all the U.S. convention centers.

Some of the details of this system are as follows:

  • It provides 1,998,360 watts of power (1.998 megawatts).
  • It has 61 Photovoltaic inverters.
  • It has 6,552 solar modules.
  • The total system It weighs 449,407 pounds or 224.7 tons.
  • It covers 173,840 square feet of roof area.

We are all very excited about being a part of this milestone project for the City.

Rooftop solar modules of Oregon Convention Center taken by Commercial Electrical Inspector Jason Troutman while performing a permit inspection.