Renewable Properties to add 19 MW of community solar to MCE portfolio

Oct 19, 2022 10:45 AM ET
  • Renewable Properties, a developer and also capitalist in small-scale utility as well as community solar projects, is adding 2 new projects to its expanding portfolio with MCE, California's very first community choice aggregator (CCA).
Renewable Properties to add 19 MW of community solar to MCE portfolio

The two new Renewable Properties projects are the first major solar projects in the Byron location, situated in unincorporated Contra Costa County, California. The 5-MW Byron Highway Solar project, which finished construction in August 2022, will certainly generate adequate power to power 2,069 California homes annually. The 1 MW Byron Hot Springs Solar project will certainly be completed in 2023 as well as will certainly create sufficient power to power 384 homes each year.

MCE's ingenious Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program made these projects possible by offering an incentivized settlement structure for renewable energy projects integrated in its service location. MCE's FIT program has actually been instrumental in building local renewable energy projects that give local jobs with prevailing wages and environmental benefits via pollinator-friendly ground cover. Laborers' Local 324, Operating Engineers Local 3, Piledrivers Local 34, Teamsters Local 315, and also IBEW Local 302 & Local 595 given local labor for the Byron projects.

" We have actually been dealing with MCE given that the starting of Renewable Properties," said Aaron Halimi, owner and also CEO of Renewable Properties. "Our expanding portfolio of six MCE projects is a reflection of MCE's assistance for developing clean power communities and also broadening solar advancement in Northern California with their cutting-edge FIT program. We eagerly anticipate continuing our solid collaboration with MCE and also furthering California's clean power goals."

The Byron projects were the initial to be permitted under Contra Costa County's newly embraced Solar power Ordinance, that includes limitations to restrict the environmental effect on sensitive habitats and also agricultural lands. Both projects are joining the East Opposite Costa Habitat Conservancy's Habitat Conservation Plan. Byron Hot Springs will reseed disturbed locations with a native pollinator seed mix approved by the Conservancy.

" MCE launched our FIT program to ensure that we might construct local renewable resource as well as a green economic situation at the same time," said Dawn Weisz, Chief Executive Officer of MCE. "Renewable Properties has been a significant partner in this, sustaining local jobs, and producing ecosystem benefits with the enhancement of pollinator-friendly ground cover on their solar projects."

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