04 Sep '13, 2pm

SolarWorld breaks ground on #solar carports at four California parks

construction on solar carports totaling 537 kW of capacity at four public parks in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The four carports are expected to generate a total of 17.3 GWh of electricity per year. SolarWorld’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) division, based in Camarillo, Calif., is overseeing the project. SolarWorld and partner Sustainable Power Group (sPower) have provided the project’s financing through a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Conejo Recreation and Parks District (CRPD). Under the PPA, SolarWorld will construct, install, maintain and operate the four solar carports. In return, the CRPD will purchase the electricity they generate. The solar canopies will be built in parking lots of CRPD’s top four energy-consuming facilities: Borchard Community Park, Dos Vientos Community Park, Thousand Oaks Community Park and Conejo Creek South Park....

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