Orange County Great Park – Irvine, CA

EcoMotion served as a solar adviser for the Orange County Great Park, examining sites for solar system investments, partnerships, and demonstrations. One option under consideration was that of a community solar park, such that residents near the park could own shares of the system and be paid virtually for their power. A presentation to the Great Park Corporation included nine options for solar at the Park, from community solar to utility-scale solar, to comprehensive net zero building of all new construction and deep retrofits of all existing facilities — all requiring maximum use of the sun — to innovative demonstrations, perhaps shading the sides of sports field, or dual-axis trackers that like sunflowers track the sun throughout the day, or a pronounced entry way to the park featuring solar.