healthpeak's callan ridge campus



Designed with the finesse that defines Onyx Solar, its BIPV (Building Integrated PhotoVoltaics) solutions grace the Healthpeak Callan Ridge Campus in San Diego, California, with an unparalleled architectural marvel: a photovoltaic canopy.


This technological marvel, which fuses sunlight with aesthetics, adorns the campus sky with a glass dome that captures the very essence of sunlight and transforms it into tangible energy.



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  • superficieTotal Area - 724 M2
  • electricidad generadaElectricity generated in 35 years  -  4,313,925 kWh
  • puntos de luzTotal lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 8,476 lighting points
  • emisiones CO2 evitadas CO2 emissions Avoided in 35 years - 1,812 Tons of CO2
  • barriles petroleo ahorradosBarrels of oil saved in 35 years - 2,538 barrels


Example of a feasibility study of crystalline silicon photovoltaic canopy in San Diego


  • superficie Payback time  < 3 years
  • electricidad generada Internal rate of return (IRR)  27 %




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About 300 crystalline silicon photovoltaic glasses in various sizes were added to this structure as part of this photovoltaic integration project. This visionary endeavor covers a substantial surface area of 724 m2 (7,792 sqft) and each glass module boasts a 6+6 mm glass configuration with a light transmission ranging from 27% to 30%. This whole installation has a nominal  power of 90.17 kWp.


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Combined with functionality, this technological marvel converts sunlight into free and clean energy. In addition to the green roof and solar panels, this LEED project leverages many sustainable architectural features. A large canopy shades the south-facing glass, reducing heat gain



RAFAEL-VINOLY“We are extremely excited to kick off this incredible project and continue to contribute to San Diego's world-class life science ecosystem".


Michael Dorris, Healthpeak's Senior Vice President and Co-Head of Life Science



The project will comply with the mandatory requirements of the California Green Building Code and the California Energy code, and will be pursuing LEED Silver Certification under LEED version 4 Core and Shell.



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Beyond energy generation, the complex managed by the Real Estate Healthpeak Properties,  serves as an inspiring template for future architectural endeavors. It highlights the synergy between aesthetics and renewable energy, reflecting a commitment to a greener, more sustainable world.


Owner: Healthpeak Properties 

Owner’s representative: Project Management Advisors

Architect: Ferguson Pape Balwin Architects

Real Estate developer: Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

Structural: Coffman Engineers

Electrical: TK1SC




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