Valley Center Municipal Water District Deploys 1.1-MW Solar Array

WorldWater & Solar Technologies has completed the installation of a 1.1-megawatt (MW) solar power system for the Valley Center Municipal Water District (VCMWD) in Valley Center, California. The system, which was financed and will be owned, operated and maintained by Solar Power Partners Inc. (SPP), will provide 2.1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year for the district, offsetting up to 20% of the electricity required by their largest pumping station.

The project was developed using a solar power purchase agreement (PPA), requiring no cash outlay from VCMWD, which will purchase the generated power from SPP for the twenty-five year life of the agreement. Sharp Solar supplied the solar panels for the project.

“I am pleased to announce the successful completion of our flat-plate solar installation at Valley Center, on schedule and to the client’s specifications,” said Frank Smith, CEO of WorldWater & Solar Technologies. “This is another example of our ability to deliver ‘best in class’ solar technology to large commercial clients, as we did for Denver International Airport and Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The experience gained from these installations will serve us well as we look to bring our ENTECH CPV and CPVT modules to the market this year.”

Sharp’s solar modules were deployed in the Fresno and Denver International Airport solar projects as well.

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