Photo of Rooftop Installation

Photo of Plantronics Rooftop Installation

Technical Data:

262.5 kW

System Size


SAPC 165 Modules


SAPC 175 Modules


Xantrex 225 kW Inverter


Xantrex 30 kW Inverter


System Orientation

20 degree

Module pitch

Real Estate Strategies
& Solutions

Project Developer

Barry Swenson Builder

General Contractor


Project Integrator

Owens Electric and Solar

System Installer

Central Coating Company


Company Information

Plantronics, Inc. introduced the first lightweight communications headset in 1962 and is today the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lightweight communications headset products.

In 1969, a Plantronics headset carried the historic first words from the moon: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Today we’re the headset of choice in mission-critical applications such as air traffic control, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. This spirit of innovation is the basis for every product we build – whether it’s for work, for home or on the go.

Plantronics, Inc. has made its home between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Pacific Coast for over 40 years. Working beneath the majestic giant redwoods with the beautiful Santa Cruz beaches nearby, has given us a certain awe and respect for the natural world. Along with that respect, comes an abiding commitment to do the right thing for the community and the world of which we are a part. We act on our commitment by, among other things, designing our products using environmentally sound practices, packaging our products, responsibly recycling wastes throughout our manufacturing and the entirety of our product lifecycles and by making generous donations to contribute to the overall quality of life of those in our community.

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Monitoring System

In June of 2006, Plantronics commissioned a 262 kW photovoltaic system. Integral to the system is the web-based monitoring. Plantronics wanted to monitor the system to:

  • Confirm production of electricity.
  • Enable maintenance department to monitor system output.
  • Allow employees to see, from their desktops, that the system is performing.
  • Help enhance their already environmentally friendly image.

The system installer, Barry Swenson Builder, wanted to monitor the system to:

  • Confirm the day to day system performance.
  • Confirm the expected monthly output.
  • Advertise their successful installations.


Photo of the Xantrex 225 kW Inverter

Photo of the Xantrex 225 kW Inverter

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