Solar Installation Completed on Sanitary District Facility

EI Solutions has completed the installation of a 490 kilowatt (kW) solar electricity system for the Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District in San Rafael. The system, comprised of 2,940 Sharp solar panels, will meet more than 90 percent of the district’s electricity needs, and is the largest solar installation in Marin County.

The project is Phase 2 of the District’s solar program. Phase 1, installed by EI Solutions two years ago, is an 81 kW array, which supplies power to pump recycled wastewater to maintain pasture land in open space. Together the two systems will save the District $170,000 in electricity costs annually at today’s prices. The three-acre solar plant is surrounded by hundreds of acres of wildlife ponds created by the District with treated wastewater. The ponds are a haven for birds and wildlife, and they are enjoyed by thousand of people that walk the trails in the area each year. EI Solutions, one of California’s providers of large-scale solar power systems, is a division of Energy Innovations, Inc. based in Pasadena, California.

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