Projects Add Solar Energy to Public Energy Provider’s Renewable Energy Portfolio
(Rocklin, CA – August 31, 2017) When leading solar integrator Coldwell Solar and not-for-profit electricity provider Sonoma Clean Power break ground for a combined 2 megawatts of solar energy facility–generating enough electricity to power 600 homes–it will mark the next step in the journey to a clean energy future for Sonoma and Mendocino counties.
The groundbreaking will launch construction on the first of two projects that involve Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Under the agreements, Coldwell Solar developed the projects and will build, operate and maintain the solar plants and deliver an agreed-upon amount of solar generated electricity to SCP.
“We look forward to adding 2 MW of local solar to augment the local geothermal currently making up our 100% renewable EverGreen service,” said SCP CEO Geof Syphers. “It’s exciting to be bringing our first local solar project online.”
The projects are part of SCP’s ProFIT (feed-in tariff) program that allows private landowners to lease their land to generate utility-scale solar energy and boost the county’s renewable energy portfolio. Two separate 1 Megawatt systems will be online in rural Petaluma by the end of the year.
“Sonoma and Mendocino counties have been leaders in renewable energy and environmental sustainability for decades,” said Dave Hood, CEO for Coldwell Solar. “We look forward to a long and productive relationship.”
A private groundbreaking ceremony will be held on August 31 at 10:00 AM at 4990 D Street Extension, Petaluma, Ca., where construction will begin on the first solar energy system. Interested media should contact Amy Lee or Bill Peatman at (415) 892-5252.
About Coldwell Solar
Founded in 1986, Coldwell Solar is a family-owned company with more than 100 years of combined construction and solar development experience. As the leader in solar energy for utilities, Coldwell works with public and private entities to build, operate and maintain grid-scale solar energy systems. Coldwell Solar stands for superior workmanship, professionalism, and integrity; providing the highest energy output and financial savings for its customers. For more information on Coldwell Solar, please visit www.coldwellsolar.com.
About Sonoma Clean Power
Sonoma Clean Power is a not-for-profit public agency that is the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties. SCP provides cleaner energy at competitive rates and promotes local solutions to climate change. For more information on Sonoma Clean Power, please visit sonomacleanpower.org or call 1 (855) 202-2139.