Solar Power Partners Inc. (SPP) says that its recently completed solar systems in the San Diego area are now in operation and generating power. The solar systems include an 878.22 kW total system at the University of California at San Diego, a 357.32 kW system at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) and a 1.1 MW system at the Valley Center Water District.
Each solar facility was financed and developed using a solar power purchase agreement, which allows SPP to own, operate, and manage the solar system for the length of the agreement, which is usually over 20 years. The host sites pay only for the energy produced by the system. SPP manages each facility through its dedicated asset-management team, which uses real-time data monitoring to provide detailed management profiles for the systems, the company notes.
The UC San Diego facility is divided into two installations – rooftop and raised fixed parking structure. PLNU boasts a fixed rooftop system and is now creating a renewable energy curriculum. The Valley Center Water District is a 1.1 MW single-axis tracker spread of panels.
SOURCE: Solar Power Partners Inc.