The latest project will power the Town of Yountville’s Community Center and follows the opening of the town’s solar installations in the Yountville Wastewater Treatment Facility and Wastewater Pumping Station.
(August 20, 2018) The Town of Yountville, California will celebrate the completion of a new solar energy generation installation in the Yountville Community Center on Tuesday, August 28th at 2:00 pm. Developed by SolEd Solar Holdings, built by Danlin Solar, and owned and operated by C2 Energy Capital, the 90 kW AC carport solar photovoltaic (PV) generator is the third in a series of solar installations undertaken by the town in partnership with C2 Energy. The other two solar generators were installed at the Yountville Wastewater Treatment Facility and the Yountville Wastewater Pumping Station.
"C2 Energy is proud to partner with the Town of Yountville to complete this series of solar energy installations,” said Candice Michalowicz, C2 Energy Capital Managing Member. “Yountville is nestled in one of the most beautiful areas in the United States and the initiative taken by the Town of Yountville to deliver solar energy to critical town assets will help provide a cleaner energy future and landscape for years to come.”
Town Mayor John Dunbar stated that adding more solar panels is part of the Town’s Climate Action Plan focus. “The Town has made renewable energy a priority. I’m proud of the Town’s leadership in addressing green producing initiatives which reduce costs and improve public health” Dunbar said.
Public Works Director, Joe Tagliaboschi says “the Town has been productive about switching to clean renewable energy options to meet long-term sustainable energy solutions including the Methane Capture System at the Wastewater Treatment Facility, the geothermal heating system at the Community Center and the EV charging stations located across town.”
Town Manager Steve Rogers noted that the Community Center’s solar installation is expected to produce over 150,000 kWh of clean, renewable energy, offsetting annual energy consumption of approximately 13 homes. He also noted the long-term solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for all three arrays will save the town an estimated $2.3 million dollars over the next 20 years.
The array at the Yountville Wastewater Treatment Facility is a 172 kW ground-mount solar array which began operations in August 2017. In its first year of operation, the system is expected to produce approximately 350,000 kWh of clean renewable energy, offsetting approximately the annual energy consumption of 28 homes.
The Yountville Wastewater Pump Station installation is a 30 kW ground-mounted solar array which began operations in October 2017. In its first year of operation, the system is expected to produce approximately 61,000 kW of clean, renewable energy, offsetting approximately the annual energy consumption of 5 homes.