Bioenergy, Solar

SMUD Provides US $300,000 in Solar Incentives

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) provided more than US $300,000 to Sacramento County in rebates for a solar electric system that has been installed at the new county health services office building.

The 100 kilowatt (kW) system produces about 10 percent of the building’s electricity. The new system features an interactive computer kiosk where visitors can see how much electricity the solar panels are producing in real time.

“We buy green energy from the methane-gas-powered generators at the county’s Keifer Landfill and we’ve partnered with the county on energy efficiency projects in its new Animal Care and Water Quality facilities,” said Susan Patterson, SMUD Ward 2 Director. “In addition, SMUD is exploring the possibility of establishing a heating, cooling and electricity cogeneration facility to serve the proposed expansion at Sacramento International Airport.”