Aerojet & SPI To Build 3.5-MW Solar Installation

Aerojet and Solar Power Inc. (SPI) have entered into an agreement to build a 3.5-megawatt solar system at Aerojet’s Sacramento, California facility. The site is located within the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

The solar array will be ground mounted utilizing a single-axis tracking system. The system will include approximately 18,000 SPI 200-watt modules mounted on 12 tracking arrays, covering more than 20 acres of the Aerojet site. All of the power generated by the system will be utilized by Aerojet operations.

“The electricity created by this solar facility provides over 20% of the power required to operate our extensive groundwater remediation program,” said Scott Neish, president of Aerojet. “This initiative is a major step in our efforts to help the environment, reduce our carbon footprint, and return approximately 20 acres of our significant land holdings in the Sacramento area to beneficial use.”

Installation of the 3.5 megawatt system is expected to be completed in November of this year. SMUD is scheduled to interconnect the system to the power grid in November as well.