Commercial and utility engineering firm, Blue Oak Energy, has completed the construction of a 2.6-MW solar power facility in Winters, California, 30 miles outside of Sacramento.
“The successful collaboration between Blue Oak Energy, Array Technologies and Solvida Energy Group have been critical in meeting the project’s goals,” said Tobin Booth, founder and chief executive officer of Blue Oak Energy. "We are excited for the residents of Winters and Yolo County, one of the greenest areas of the United States. We regard this project as a significant milestone in the city and county’s commitments towards an environmentally clean future.”
The solar farm was permitted through Yolo County and was included in the county’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon emissions.
"We are proud to have worked with Yolo County, Blue Oak Energy and PG&E (NYSE: PCG) to deliver the largest privately owned solar farm in Yolo County,” Stephen Smith, managing partner of Solvida Energy Group, said. “This groundbreaking project is a shining example of how cooperation between governments, utilities and the private sector will be critical toward providing energy security and reducing carbon emissions in California and beyond.”
The nearly 13-acre solar farm, includes 8,640 modules connected to a single-axis solar tracker, manufactured and supplied by Array Technologies Inc.
Putah Creek Solar Farm, LLC awarded Blue Oak Energy the engineering and construction contract.
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