Cupertino Electric to open 1.1 MW solar plant in California by mid-December - report
(SeeNEws) - Dec 2, 2011 - US electrical contractor Cupertino Electric Inc will open a 1.1-MW solar power plant under construction at De Anza College in the state of California in the middle of December, local daily San Hose Mercury News reported yesterday.
The solar plant, which includes installations at four sites of the college, will generate some 2.3 million kWh of electricity per hour, according to the college.
The plant will start supplying the school with electricity in January or February, project manager Dan Brinkman said.
The school college expects to save USD 250,000 (EUR 185,300) a year when lots A and B of the plant start operation, meeting 75% of the system's total output.
The solar system installed on the school's Stelling parking structure costs USD 1.4 million and the system on the parking lot C costs USD 1 million. The systems on lots A and B, which cost a total USD 8.9 million, have been funded from USD 490.8 million bond issue by the college district, the daily added.