In 2009, SunPower built the Rancho California Water District (RCWD) a 1.1MW solar system at RCWD’s Santa Rosa Water Reclamation facility and two years later, the two organizations have come back together to develop an additional 1.7MW at two RCWD locations.
Under their new agreement, SunPower will design and construct a 1.1MW SunPower T0 Tracker system at RCWD’s Denga Doherty Pump Station in Murrieta, California. Additionally, at RCWD’s headquarters in Temecula, SunPower will install a 610kW solar canopy structure in the site’s parking lot. Both solar systems will be financed with qualified energy conversion bonds (QECBs) issued by the state of California with RCWD owning the renewable energy credits connected to the systems.
“The system that SunPower completed for us in 2009 reliably delivers significant monthly savings on our electricity costs, which we pass on to our customers,” said Andrew Webster, RCWD's chief engineer. “As a result, we chose to work with SunPower again when we expanded our commitment to solar power, and further maximize our savings and the environmental benefits for our community.”
Construction on both projects is set to begin this summer and conclude by the end of the year.