The West County Wastewater District (WCWD) building in Richmond, California was the site of a celebration as possibly the largest dual-axis solar PV tracker system in the U.S. was completed. The project includes 89 solar trackers, supplied by ET Solar, and will churn out 1MW of power per annum.
Designed and installed by Premier Power Renewable Energy, the plant is owned and operated by Solar Power Partners, Inc. and will contribute around 35% of WCWD’s annual electricity needs. Solar Power Partners has entered into a PPA with WCWD that will see the Richmond wastewater treatment facility buy the generated electricity at an agreed fixed rate.
“Our engineering team discovered this large scale tracker solution out of our European operations and felt that their design and capabilities provided the best option for meeting the site challenges and production needs of WCWD and SPP,” commented Dean R. Marks, President of Premier Power. “This project is an excellent example of Premier Power’s ability to leverage its international best practices and unique engineering and design capabilities in collaboration and coordination with the planning, managing and financial modeling expertise of SPP.”