San Rafael, Calif.-headquartered SPG Solar Inc. (SPG), a designer and installer of solar systems, has completed a 500 kW solar photovoltaic system for the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA).
The system is made up of 3,312 Sharp 180 W modules and one SatCon 500 kW inverter, ground-mounted in three sections on the face of a reclamation pond that serves SCWA's Airport-Larkfield-Wikiup sanitation zone treatment plant. According to SPG, the company will monitor the system using its Web-based monitoring system – SunSpot.
‘The agency is proud to have the wastewater treatment plant partially powered by the sun,’ says Cordel Stillman, SCWA's capital projects manager. ‘It is our goal to continue providing exceptional sanitation services while protecting the environment by utilizing renewable energy sources.’