Aerojet, a GenCorp company; Solar Power Inc.; and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) have completed the 2.4 MW expansion of the existing 3.6 MW solar system at Aerojet's Sacramento, Calif., facility.
The site has now increased its capacity to 6 MW, making it the largest single-site industrial photovoltaic solar electric generating facility in California, according to the project parties. The installation of this array was made possible through the public-private partnership that was created by Aerojet, SMUD, Solar Power Inc. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last year.
The solar array at Aerojet is a ground-mounted system utilizing a single-axis tracking system. It utilizes 22 tracking arrays and more than 29,000 of Solar Power Inc.'s SPI 205 W photovoltaic modules. All of the power generated by the 6 MW system will be utilized by Aerojet operations.
SOURCE: Solar Power Inc.