Napa, California [RenewableEnregyAccess.com] A recently dedicated 356-kilowatt (kW) solar power system commissioned by the City of Napa will help the city meet a portion of its electricity needs in a clean, sustainable manner. Using a PowerTracker designed and deployed by PowerLight Corporation, this solar power system makes use of an under-utilized land asset to generate electricity.Located at Lake Hennessey Pump Station, the PowerTracker’s single-axis design enables solar panels to follow the path of the sun automatically throughout the day, thereby maximizing the panels’ energy generation. “By generating solar power, Napa is reducing demand from the utility grid, lowering operating costs, and improving air quality for its community,” said Howard Wenger, PowerLight executive vice president. The solar power generation also spares the environment from harmful emissions. “By effectively reducing its purchases of expensive peak electricity, Napa is doing its part to address California’s ongoing energy challenges. This energy solution saves money while helping the environment,” he added. The City of Napa anticipates average savings exceeding $100,000 annually in avoided electricity purchases, with an estimated total electricity bill savings of $3.2 million over the next 25 years.