San Diego, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Solar Power Partners Inc. (SPP) announced that it has recently completed three solar systems in the San Diego area are in operation and generating power. The solar systems include an 878.22-kilowatt (kW) system at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), a 357.32-kW system at Point Loma Nazarene University, and a 1.1-megawatt (MW) system at the Valley Center Water District.
The UCSD facility is divided into two installations. One is a rooftop mounted system, the other is housed on a raised fixed parking structure. Solar Power Partners modeled financial plans for the university to create a flexible, viable solar power purchase agreement. Point Loma Nazarene University’s system is a fixed rooftop installation with a capacity of 357 kW. Valley Center Water District houses a 1.1 MW single-axis tracker spread of panels.
Each solar facility was financed and developed using a solar PPA, which allows SPP to own, operate, and manage the solar system for the length of the agreement, usually over twenty years.
“SPP’s simple solar Power Purchase Agreement process and large portfolio of completed projects contributed to a strong, successful partnership. We’re pleased to work with SPP for the next twenty years and delighted to add solar energy to our alternative energy program at UCSD,” said Gary Matthews, vice chancellor, of Resource Management and Planning at UCSD.
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