ASC along with ASU Builds 4 PV Solar Projects for Northern California Rancher
ASC Builds a Photovoltaic Electricity Generating system known as the Ranch Project. Located in Colusa County, California, directly off of Interstate 5 about 8 miles north of the I-5, I-505 interchange. The project is highly visible and is going to generate much interest. The project provides a necessary service to the ranch operations that includes farming and ranching operations. According to Colusa County’s own Climate Action Plan, the County’s Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions associated with building electricity has increased by 38% since 1990. It is imperative that ASC helps the county lower their GHG emissions moving forward through distributed electrical generation. Producing clean energy for local consumption is the future of electrical generation and the only responsible path to environmental stewardship.
Iowa 2 Megawatt Project In Construction Now
Iowa Community Solar Farm project is under construction and to be commissioned in March. ASU has played a large role in the development process, contract negociations, PPA, long term financing and ownership of the facility. Equipment solection and design elements that meet the clients needs. ASU' has been a invaluable part of its affiliates getting to construction. As per ASU recommendation, the project site is looking into using a clover and grass based planting to help facilitate sheep grazing under and around the array. The local utility in Iowa and has received community support to purchase power from the solar farm for 25 years.
San Benito Smart Park reaches Commercial Operation
A project that ASU's members consulted on three years ago has finally reached commercial operation. The project was stuck in a long line of complicated financial transactions that delayed the construction of the project significantly. San Benito Smart Park is a 2MW facility, located in Hollister California. The facility is very important to the local infrastructure. Hollister is the end of the PG&E transmission line, and as such has very volatile electric service, experiencing blackouts and harmful power surges on a fairly regular basis. ASU's members offered invaluable expertise in getting the system permitted and built. As per the members of ASU, the project site is not considered complete until it is replanted with native vegetation, to help create a better quality habitat than the annually disked field the system takes the place of.
ASU's Members Help Build a 12MW Solar Project at Indianapolis International Airport
In a state where 84% of electrical generation comes from coal fired power plants (nrel.gov), it is massively important to introduce renewables on a large scale. The 12 MW system installed on Indianapolis International Airport property was implemented with the goal of growing Indianapolis Power and Light’s renewable energy portfolio, and setting the tone for Electrical Generation in the years to come. Not only does this Photovoltaic system offset the need for coal fired generation, it is in a spot visible to anyone flying in and out of the Indianapolis International Airport, sending a message to travelers that the State of Indiana is starting down the road to sustainability.