Solectria Renewables is providing its inverters, ranging in size from 13kW to 300kW, to 10 projects throughout the Sonoma Valley Unified School District, which amount to a total of 2.5MW. The projects consist of 19 carports, 3 ground-mounted arrays and 6 shade structures.
“Solectria Renewables is dedicated to long‐term partnerships with our customers. Winning this bid was a direct result of the dedication between Solectria and Wesco Distribution,” said Allison Duffy, regional business development manager for Solectria Renewables. “SVUSD is a great example of a school district not only implementing solar power, but also teaching their students about the benefits of renewable energy and conservation. They are a model for other school districts looking into solar for the cost savings and educational benefits,” added Duffy.
Construction on the ten solar projects is under way with commissioning expected to occur in August. Not only are the collective solar installations expected to save SVUSD US$26 million over the lifetime of the system, but the systems also qualifies for US$750,000 in California Solar Initiative rebates during its first five years.