Solar energy installation will decarbonize the city’s wastewater treatment plant and meet all its power needs

The City of Arvin, California and Veolia North America broke ground today on a new solar energy installation that will meet all the power needs of the city’s wastewater treatment plant and eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions from power generation. Since energy can account for as much as 30% of water treatment costs, this project provides an economic and environmental benefit.

Veolia has operated and maintained the City of Arvin’s wastewater treatment plant for more than a decade. Last year the city and Veolia began discussions about using renewable energy to reduce the cost and improve the reliability of the plant’s operation as part of Veolia’s GreenUp strategy, which aims to position Veolia as a driver of technological innovations. The project will generate one megawatt of electricity, or enough to power about 205 homes. The project is financed through a combination of low interest municipal financing and the Federal Inflation Reduction Act.

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Source: Clean Technica

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A solar project come to Napa County — floating panels on 56 acres of Napa Sanitation District ponds and two miles of new transmission lines.

A solar project with a difference could come to Napa County — floating panels on 56 acres of Napa Sanitation District ponds and two miles of new transmission lines passing near Soscol Junction.

The Napa County Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the proposal on Wednesday. It meets at 9 a.m. in the county administration building, 1195 Third St. in Napa.

Laketricity would lease space on the NapaSan ponds along the Napa River south of the Butler Bridge, which carries Highways 12 and 29. The project’s 56-acre expanse would be about the size of the Vintage High School campus in north Napa.

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Source: Napa Valley Register

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A 1-megawatt initiative called the Fallon Two Rock solar project is estimated to power 400 homes by generating 2,300 megawatt hours annually.

Green energy might be more attainable for residents in western Marin because of a new solar project.

A 1-megawatt initiative called the Fallon Two Rock solar project is estimated to power 400 homes by generating 2,300 megawatt hours annually.

The project, located on a 4.5-acre plot in Tomales, is a collaboration between MCE and Santa Clara-based Renewable America. While the project goes toward the energy company’s total portfolio, it will first benefit those who subscribe to the clean energy provider in western Marin.

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Source: Marin Independent Journal

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New York State’s largest onsite solar plus storage project – a solar carport canopy at JFK International Airport – has begun construction.

New York State’s largest onsite solar plus storage project – a solar carport canopy at JFK International Airport – has begun construction.

Once the solar carport comes online, it will help power the AirTrain and reduce electricity costs for residents of low-income neighborhoods in Queens.

The solar carport will be in JFK’s long-term parking lot 9, providing covered parking for 3,000 vehicles. The 12-megawatt (MW) solar canopy will feature enough solar panels to cover the equivalent of 11 football fields and include a 6-MW community solar generation facility.

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Source: electrek

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The Oak Run Solar Project on 6,000 acres in Madison County will be able to serve the grid with enough electricity to power 170,000 homes.

A huge solar farm that has been approved in Ohio could be the paradigm for similar ones moving forward.

The Oak Run Solar Project on 6,000 acres in Madison County will be able to serve the grid with enough electricity to power 170,000 homes.

The most impressive part about the billion-dollar effort is how developers are designing the massive system to include agriculture — a concept called agrivoltaics. It’s part of the work to maximize sun-catching, as well as to gain support from Madison’s robust farming community, according to Electrek and the project’s website.

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Source: The Cool Down

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Newsom Admin officials joined the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians at the groundbreaking of a large-scale solar & storage microgrid.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: A cutting-edge microgrid project funded by the state will support energy sovereignty and sustainable economic growth for the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians. The project expands the deployment of important energy technologies needed for California’s clean energy future.

CORNING – Newsom Administration officials today joined the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians at the groundbreaking of a large-scale solar and long-duration storage microgrid in Corning. The project will sustain tribal operations and relieve pressure on the grid during peak use times with new battery technology that can discharge power for 18 hours.

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Source: Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

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Istanbul Airport will have its entire electricity needs met by a solar energy plant that is slated to be launched by the end of the year.

Istanbul Airport will have its entire electricity needs met by a solar energy plant that is slated to be launched by the end of the year, according to its operator, IGA.

IGA will have invested around 212 million euros ($229.74 million) in the project, which will spread over an approximately 3 million square meter area in the central province of Eskişehir.

The plant will have 439,000 solar panels installed, boasting a total capacity of 199.32 megawatts (MW).

The photovoltaic power station is planned to produce 340 million kilowatt-hours of energy annually and will grant the aviation hub the distinction of being the world’s first airport to meet all its electricity needs from solar energy.

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Source: Daily Sabah

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Three large projects in CA, UT, and OR will cover water reclamation facilities with solar panels for energy production and water conservation

Three projects in California, Utah, and Oregon will soon integrate solar panels onto water canals, thanks to federal funding from the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which allocated $25 million for PV installations co-located with water reclamation facilities.

The three projects will receive a combined $19.5 million to support the projects, which are administered by the Bureau of Reclamation, an agency tackling the challenges of water and power management in the western United States.

This IRA carve-out was created with input from California Representative Jared Huffman. The program directed to study the water efficiency gains from covering canals with solar panels.

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Source: PV Magazine

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The Sunzaun vertical racking system will hold bifacial solar modules that produce energy from both sides of the vertically oriented array.

Rutgers University’s 170 kW agrivoltaic project on its farm on the Cook campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey features a vertical solar installation designed by California-based Sunstall.

The farm operates as a production farm, research facility and teaching operation in support of the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station related activities. At the farm, students, faculty and staff care for a variety of animals, including sheep, goats and cattle.

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Source: PV Magazine

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Federal & state government officials announced a new project to place solar panels on the water in the Delta-Mendota Canal.

Federal and state government officials journeyed to the western corner of Merced County on Thursday to announce a new project to place solar panels on the water in the Delta-Mendota Canal.

The project is part of a $19 million investment through President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act announced by the Department of the Interior to install panels over irrigation canals in California, Oregon and Utah, with the aims of decreasing evaporation of critical water supplies and advancing clean energy goals.

The Delta-Mendota Canal floating solar project is set to receive $15 million of this funding. The Bureau of Reclamation said the agency will collaborate with the San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority and the University of California through a public-private-academic partnership to assess the impacts of floating photovoltaic solar arrays on the canal.

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Source: UC Merced

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