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SOLAR Project at the WWTF

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3908 Mary Avenue

The OPUD solar project at the Olivehurst wastewater treatment plant came online in July of 2012. The 5-acre facility produces approximately 840 kilowatts of electricity or about 1800 megawatt hours per year. The system incorporates 5,253 photo voltaic modules.

The estimated value of the power produced is $321,663 per year. The system is a ground mount tracking solar system, which means the panels rotate with the position of the sun to maximize production. OPUD estimates is will save $2.8 million in electricity costs over the next 20-years of Olivehurst wastewater solar array operation.

The solar array at the OPUD main office at 1970 9th Avenue begins construction September 22, 2012


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