The North Marin Water District (NMWD) and SPG Solar Inc. have completed a 403 kilowatt (kW) DC solar power project at the Stafford Lake Water Treatment Plant in Novato, CA. The system is expected to provide a savings of up to $400,000 over the next 20 years.
With over 1,360 solar panels mounted on the hillside, adjacent to Stafford Lake, SPG Solar leveraged past experience to design, engineer and build the system on an up to 30 degree grade, one of the steeper installations of solar PV modules. The system will generate over 650,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually – equivalent to producing enough electricity to power 60 average American homes for one year. NMWD will use all energy produced to offset the treatment plant’s demand on the grid.
“The North Marin Water District is excited to be dedicating the system today and applauds the commitment of SPG Solar and PG&E to make solar an affordable option,” said Rick Fraites from the North Marin Water District. “This solar power system reaffirms the NMWD focus on innovative renewable energy solutions.”
The solar power system was made possible through a solar power purchase agreement (PPA) arranged by SPG Solar, Inc. The SPG Solar PPA is structured with no upfront capital costs to the district and incentives for the system are being provided by the local utility, PG&E.
“By looking first at North Marin Water District’s needs and leveraging our experience with water treatment plants, we were able to bring together the right partners to make solar an affordable option,” said Dylan Dupre, Vice President of Sales at SPG Solar. “This solar project will allow the District to plan for the future, lock in predicable electricity rates and reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions, all with no upfront capital outlay.”
Source: SPG Solar
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