Vacaville, California [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] ALZA Corporation’s Vacaville manufacturing facility unveiled a 1-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar energy system. The ALZA solar panel field, named SPF-1000, will be one of the largest privately owned commercial solar energy systems of its kind in California.
SPF-1000 uses an active single-axis sun-tracking mechanism to collect the most sunlight per acre of land by orienting the PV panels to the sun as it moves across the sky from east to west throughout the day. The 1-MW field covers approximately 6.5 acres adjacent to the ALZA Vacaville facility. All of the energy generated by SPF-1000 will be used by the Vacaville plant, which operates 24 hours per day.“ALZA remains steadfast in our ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility,” said Henry Esparza, General Manager of ALZA. “We are excited to show off just what this solar field can do and the benefits it will yield for the Vacaville community.”