A new 1-MW rooftop solar installation on the World Cruise Center at the Port of Los Angeles relied on a self-ballasted racking system to protect aging structures while offsetting increased electrical demands from an Alternative Maritime Power system that lights up docked cruise ships. Photo: Courtesy of Cupertino Electric A monocrystalline photovoltic system held in place with a concrete- ballasted roof will supply 1 MW of power to the Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center. Photo: Courtesy Port of Los Angeles Crews installing panels worked around cruise ships’ schedules. Of the five bidders vying for the $8.5-million contract in
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.