Blog Viewer

Ameresco solar array turns California landfill into powerplant

By District Energy posted 11-18-2020 06:34


Solar Power World


Ameresco announced the completion of a 5.3-MWdc ground-mount solar energy system at San Joaquin County’s Foothill Landfill during During San Joaquin County Board of Supervisor’s meeting Tuesday. This is Ameresco’s second renewable energy project with the county that will help reduce its utility costs through California’s Renewable Energy Self-Generation Bill Credit Transfer (RES-BCT) program.

San Joaquin County partnered with Ameresco to develop, own and operate a ground-mount solar system at the Foothill Landfill in Linden, California. Funded by a power purchase agreement, Ameresco installed 13,770 solar modules rated at 385 W each, as well as 29 solar inverters rated at 125 kWac each. Under a separate agreement with San Joaquin County, Ameresco constructed a 4.3-MW landfill gas to energy plant at the same landfill in 2014.

“San Joaquin County, and its local communities, have long prioritized the development of renewable energy resources, both for reducing emissions and supplementing existing electricity generation,” said Kathy Miller, chair of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. “In addition to its environmental impact, the solar energy system will provide further utility cost savings to our region, which will directly benefit residents and local governments’ ability to better serve its constituents.”

1 view