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Florida Gulf Coast University Solar Field

UES provided geotechnical drilling and engineering, plan review, inspections and materials testing services for the FGCU Solar Field. Florida Gulf Coast University has completed the construction of a 15-acre solar photovoltaic array that produces approximately 85 percent of the energy needed to operate its Engineering and Business School buildings, as well as AB-7, the science laboratory and classroom building for the College of Arts and Sciences. The University’s total reliance on Florida Power & Light Co. is reduced by 18 percent, thanks to the power generated by rows of solar panels that tilt and rotate as they “follow” the sun throughout the day.

CLIENT

Florida Gulf Coast University

LOCATION

Ft. Myers, Florida

SERVICES PROVIDED

Materials Testing

Field & Code Compliance

Geotechnical Engineering