GreenSceneIn December 2013, Barrier completed construction of a carport-based solar energy system that made the Clovis Veterans Memorial District facilities completely energy independent.

The project involved the construction of a 160 kilowatt solar structure at the Memorial District site on Fourth Street in Clovis. The solar energy system included 636 monocrystalline solar panels that will double as a carport roof.

The carport structure provides 142 shade-covered parking spots for the facility, and its design includes state-of-the-art LED lighting that is environmentally friendly.

“This project created complete energy independence for the Clovis Veterans Memorial District with a full return on investment in seven to eight years,” described Andy Zavorek, director of sales for Barrier.

Renovated in 2007, the 20,200-square-foot Clovis facility houses a 350-seat auditorium, a ballroom and several meeting rooms.

Barrier designs and installs turnkey solar power systems for businesses and homes of all sizes, with emphasis on large-scale commercial systems.

In addition to custom solar system design and installation throughout California, Barrier also provides a full range of related services including: on-site analysis of your roof and a summary of your energy usage patterns; recommendations on how to make your property more energy efficient to save you real dollars; completion and management of the paperwork required to take advantage of solar rebates and incentive programs such as a customer service team to guide you through the construction process and into the operation of your solar system; and warranty coverage so comprehensive it provides you with a lifetime of protection