Renewable Properties, a developer and investor of small-scale utility and community solar energy projects throughout the US, begins construction on the Soscol Ferry Road Solar Project in Napa County, after months of development, planning and preparation, the company said.
Renewable Properties developed the small-scale utility solar project that will supply Marin Clean Energy (MCE), California´s first Community Choice Aggregation Program, with 2 MWac (2.8 MWdc) of in-service area solar electricity. This will be the firm´s second project in Napa County and is expected to begin delivery of clean, locally produced electricity to MCE by the Fall of this year through a 20-year power purchase agreement.
The Soscol Ferry Road Solar Project is the first community-scale solar installation in the County to install a pollinator plant meadow. As such, Renewable Properties has partnered with San Francisco-based, Pollinator Partnership, the world´s largest nonprofit devoted solely to the health of all pollinators, to develop a pollinator habitat on site.
The community-scale solar array will occupy 14 acres of a larger 22.4-acre site near Soscol Ferry Road and the Napa Sanitation District´s sewage treatment plant; land that was previously used for dry-farmed vineyards. Portions of the site will remain in service by local vintners. Using horizontal single-axis tracking technology and more than 7,800 bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, the installation will produce enough clean electricity to power 750 single-family homes in Napa annually.
Founded in 2017, Renewable Properties specializes in developing and investing in small-scale utility and community solar energy projects throughout the US. For more information about Renewable Properties, visit www.renewprop.com.
As California´s first Community Choice Aggregation Program, MCE is a groundbreaking, not-for-profit, public agency that has been setting the standard for energy innovation in our communities since 2010. For more information about MCE, visit mceCleanEnergy.org.