SunPower to build solar power systems for Cali

SunPower will design and construct solar power systems totaling 1.7MW for Ranch California Water District (RCWD), at two RCWD facilities. The systems are expected to save the district approximately USD 8.5 million in electricity costs over the next 25 years. As per the contract, SunPower will build a 1.1MW SunPower T0 Tracker system at the district’s Senga Doherty Pump Station in Murrieta. The Tracker positions SunPower solar panels to follow the sun’s movement during the day, increasing sunlight capture by up to 25% over conventional fixed-tilt systems, while significantly reducing land use requirements. At RCWD headquarters, located in Temecula, SunPower will construct a 610KW solar parking canopy structure, providing shade in the parking lot and solar electric power for RCWD’s facility. The systems will be funded with qualified energy conservation bonds (QECBs), which are issued by the state of California. The bonds are designed to provide low-interest financing to encourage the use of renewable energy in state, local, and tribal government facilities.

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