By Cameron Chai
Session Solar, a producer of Creotecc Solar Mounting Systems, has announced that its associate, Elite Solar of Chico, CA, has started construction of 501 kW solar project for the Thermalito Water and Sewer District (TWSD) in Oroville, CA. About $3.8 million electricity expenditure is anticipated to be saved in 25 years.
The solar project comprises two separate solar systems including a 20 kW roof top installation at the District office and a 481kW ground mount installation at the treatment facility. Elite Solar will install the system using Session Solar’s Creotecc Mounting System. The Creotecc Mounting System features a sophisticated insertion rail, which protects the modules without clamps and brings down the installation time.
The ground mount system includes PV powered inverters and 2,048 SCHOTT Solar modules on a CREOTERRA mounting system, both are manufactured in America. At the TWSD plant, Solar-Log will monitor the solar system. The electricity produced from the ground mount system removes 100% of electricity bill and produces sufficient electricity to power nearly 100 nuclear homes.
The project is being built and will be maintained by Elite Solar. The fund for the project was arranged by Session Solar. A performance-based California state incentive, over $280,000 was secured by the District through Elite Solar. The incentive will be issued during the first 5 years of operation. All together, over $3.8 million positive cash flow will be resulted for 25 years through California Solar Initiative rebate income, low-interest municipal financing and PG&E savings.