Auburn-based Pacific Power Renewables has broken ground for the Fresno County city of Reedley to install solar power on four sites.
The Auburn company said 947 kilowatts is being installed at Reedley’s wastewater treatment plant, the community center, the Royal Valley building and Reedley City Hall. Solar production will offset 100 percent of the city’s power usage at those sites.
Reedley has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Pacific Power Renewables, which will own, operate and maintain the solar plants. The largest solar array is a ground-mounted, single axis tracker system that is being installed at the wastewater treatment plant. The other three sites will have fixed roof-mount systems. The solar arrays have a combined 3,766 modules.
Since 2002, Pacific Power Renewables has installed more than 17 megawatts of solar power at 85 plants in California, Hawaii and Canada.
Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.