SolarWorld switches on 1.1-MW solar facility in California
Sep 16, 2013 - The US arm of German SolarWorld AG (ETR:SWV) has put on stream a 1.1-MW solar plant in the state of California that will produce power for a local water treatment facility.
The photovoltaic (PV) plant is owned and operated by independent power producer Sustainable Power Group, SolarWorld Americas said on Friday. The firm took care of the plant’s design, procurement and construction. It also provided over 4,000 of its American-made solar panels.
The installation is estimated to produce over 2 million kWh of electricity each year, powering the North Bay regional water treatment station. Its output will be sold under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to the city of Fairfield and to the city of Vacaville, which is a co-owner of the water treatment facility. The two cities expect to save about USD 2 million (EUR 1.5m) for 20 years by purchasing power at lower rates than standard tariffs from local utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co (NYSE:PCG).
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