Representatives from Hayworth-Fabian and the Oakley Chamber of Commerce as well as local residents from the city of Oakley, California, have gathered at a ceremony to celebrate the ground breaking of a 1.68MW BIPV project at a parking facility for boats and recreational vehicles (RVs) in Oakley.
As reported by PV-Tech’s sister site Design Build Solar, the US$9.5 million project involves the installation of 295W PV modules supplied by S-Energy. These modules will be installed by Cenergy Power and will be incorporated into a 15,793 square metre canopy.
The PV array will generate 2,307MWh of electricity every year which will be purchased by local utility firm PG&E under its Small Generator feed-in tariff programme. The contract runs for a duration of 20 years.
In addition to generating electricity, the system will also provide shading for RVs and boats.