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SRE Project to Supply Solar Energy to University of California

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   September 13, 2016   |   Image Gallery »
SRE Project to Supply Solar Energy to University of California

Swinerton Renewable Energy recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Five Points Solar Park—an 84 MW DC solar project in
Fresno County, California. Developed by repeat client, Clenera, the installation was built to provide renewable energy to the University
of California
(UC).

Recognized as a national leader in sustainability, Five Points Solar Park will play a pivotal role as the university strives to reach carbon neutrality by 2025. With capacity to power about 21,000 homes, Five Points represents approximately 14% of the UC system’s total electricity usage. 25% of the solar power generated will go to UC Davis, with the remainder shared between other UC campuses as part of the university’s Wholesale Power Program.

Set on 480 acres of inactive farmland, Five Points Solar Farm features 271,200 BYD modules and Array Technologies, Inc. single-axis trackers. Trusted partners Blymyer Engineers and Construction Innovations also provided services on the project.

Want to learn more about how solar projects like Five Points fit into the University of California’s sustainability goals? Click here to read the entire article in Solar Industry Magazine