Renewable Properties creating 2-MW solar project in The golden state's Napa Valley

Jul 24, 2020 01:38 PM ET
  • Renewable Properties, a programmer as well as financier in small-scale utility as well as neighborhood solar energy projects throughout the United States, began construction on the Soscol Ferry Road Solar Project in Napa County, California, after months of advancement, preparation and also preparation.

Renewable Properties developed the small utility solar project that will provide Marin Clean Energy (MCE), California's first Community Choice Aggregation Program, with 2 MWac (2.8 MWdc) of in-service area solar electrical power. This will certainly be the firm's second project in Napa County and is expected to start delivery of tidy, locally-produced electrical power to MCE by the Fall of this year through a 20-year power acquisition contract.

" Renewable Properties is pleased to proceed our collaboration with MCE to provide budget friendly, in your area sourced solar power to its customers via the Soscol Ferry Road Solar Project," stated Aaron Halimi, head of state of Renewable Properties. "We're specifically proud of the innovative means we've dealt with the neighborhood's problems, and brought in biologists as well as pollinator specialists to develop a personalized service to promote biodiversity within a three-mile radius of the website."

The Soscol Ferry Road Solar Project is accompanied by a pollinator-friendly meadow of plants. Therefore, Renewable Properties has partnered with the Los Angeles-based Pollinator Partnership, A not-for-profit devoted only to the wellness of all pollinators, to develop a pollinator environment on website.

" We're thrilled to be working with the Renewable Properties team on the creation of a pollinator meadow at the Soscol Ferry Road solar project," stated Laurie Davies Adams, head of state and also CEO of Pollinator Partnership. "By seeding pollinator-friendly types under and around the eight-foot-tall range of solar panels, blossoms and plants will grow as well as enhance pollination and biodiversity in the bordering location."

The community-scale solar array will certainly inhabit 14 acres of a bigger 22.4-acre site near Soscol Ferry Road as well as the Napa Sanitation District's sewage treatment plant, land that was formerly utilized for dry-farmed vineyards. Sections of the website will continue to be in service by local vintners.

" We're happy to Renewable Properties for going above and also past when it concerns the enduring influence of their solar projects on the area," stated Dawn Weisz, CEO of MCE. "In addition to supplying clean power to our grid, they're taking a management placement as it relates to the setup of a pollinator habitat which will have a long lasting favorable influence on the region's biodiversity. We're hoping this project serves as a new model for all future solar projects within our service area."

Making use of single-axis monitoring technology and more than 7,800 bifacial solar photovoltaic or pv modules, the installment will produce sufficient tidy electrical power to power 750 single-family homes in Napa every year.

" We applaud Renewable Properties for being a receptive development companion and listening to the area throughout the whole procedure," said Belia Ramos, Napa County Fifth District supervisor. "Their desire to problem-solve, resolve obstacles and ultimately deliver a project the neighborhood can be happy with is a testament to their commitment to supplying tidy, reliable and in your area created renewable resource."

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