On July 17th, SCP and Coldwell Solar held a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the completion of two one-megawatt solar projects now operational in rural Petaluma.
The celebration marked an exciting moment in the evolution of the agency: “Today is a huge milestone in our journey toward a clean energy future for Sonoma and Mendocino counties,” said SCP CEO, Geof Syphers.
The two solar projects are the first of their kind to be completed in Sonoma County through SCP’s feed-in tariff program, known as ProFIT. The ProFIT program promotes the development of new small-scale renewable energy facilities in SCP’s service territory.
"One of the things that excites me is just being able to see this through, all the way from application through construction and finally serving customers,” Syphers added.
Together, the two one-megawatt projects have the capacity to power 600 homes, and if you are one of SCP’s EverGreen customers, the 100% local, renewable energy generated at both sites will now be part of your electricity mix!
Coldwell Solar, a leader in agricultural, commercial and utility-scale solar, developed the two-megawatt solar system for SCP through a Power Purchase Agreement. Under the terms of the 20-year agreements, Coldwell Solar will lease land from the local landowners, and operate and maintain the solar energy systems.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this achievement,” said Dave Hood, Coldwell Solar CEO. “We look forward to a long partnership helping Sonoma Clean Power deliver on its goal to provide local, renewable energy to its sustainably-minded customers.”
We cannot say thank you enough to the Lavio and Altenreuther families who made these accomplishments possible!