Following Sacramento City Council approval last week, SolarCity and the City of Sacramento are moving forward to install 1.9 MW – more than 8,000 solar panels – of new solar power capacity across four municipal sites later this year.
Once operational, the panels are expected to produce approximately 2.6 million kWh of solar electricity in their first year. SolarCity will finance, install and maintain the solar installations. The City of Sacramento will pay for the power produced through a power purchase agreement.
The sites identified as part of this project include City Hall in downtown Sacramento, the building at 300 Richards Blvd. that houses the police department and building and planning offices, a corporation yard on Meadowview Rd. that houses the city's sanitation fleet and other services, and South Area Corporation Yard off Fruitridge and 28th St.