BayWa r.e. has announced the completion of a 1.12 MW solar PV project for the City of Delano, located in California’s Central Valley. BayWa r.e. and Delano city officials celebrated the completion of the project with an on-site ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Developed, constructed and financed by BayWa r.e., the project will serve as a long-term hedge against rising energy costs for the city. It comprises 3,640 solar modules installed on a tracking system that follows the sun throughout the day.
According to company, the plant has a planned life span of greater than 24 years and projected cost savings of more than $4 million under the power purchase agreement.
The solar system, which required zero upfront investment by the city, will power Delano’s wastewater treatment plant and save the city more than $100,000 in the project’s first year of operations alone, says BayWA r.e.