MP2 Capital has completed a 250kW solar PV array at the Winters, California, wastewater treatment facility. Since the plant requires a good amount of energy to operate, over 1,092 PV panels from Canadian Solar were used for the production of 450,000kW hours of solar electricity. MP2 has signed a power purchase agreement, which will sell all the electricity generated by the new system to the City of Winters for 25 years.
“While treating wastewater may not be glamorous, it is among the city’s most crucial — and costly — services,” said Elliot Landes, Associate, City of Winters. “Partnering with MP2 Capital to implement this solar power project and cut energy costs at our wastewater treatment facility underscores our commitment to adopting renewable energy sources while at the same time providing the best service to our citizens at a cost-effective rate.”
Over the terms of the agreement, the plant is anticipated to produce roughly 10,700,00 kWh of electricity for the treatment plant. The system runs on a computer monitoring system that rotates the panels to capture the most sunlight during the day. The monitoring system also houses an observation station that allows for staff to monitor the power output.