ForeFront Power built a 963-kW solar portfolio at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport and Sonoma County Fleet Operations in Santa Rosa, California. The result of a five-year collaboration with the county is an 884-kW solar canopy in the airport parking lot and a 79-kW rooftop array at the fleet building.
The 2,010-module solar canopy at Schulz-Sonoma covers 100% of the airport’s electrical needs. PG&E’s Net Energy Metering provision allows the airport to save any excess energy produced by the system during periods of extended sunshine and can then tap these banked excess energy credits when needed.
“Anything we can do to move our community toward a regenerative future is a priority right now,” said James Gore, Sonoma County 4th District supervisor. “Our renewable energy portfolio is one part of Sonoma County’s ambitious sustainability plan to adapt and prepare our communities for climate change. We in Sonoma County are also proud to do our part in helping California and the U.S. reach their climate goals.”
ForeFront Power developed, financed and constructed the solar portfolio through a power purchase agreement.
“ForeFront Power is thrilled to see Sonoma County achieve another milestone in its sustainability strategy,” said Rachel McLaughlin, VP of sales and marketing at ForeFront Power. “Even as Northern California has faced unprecedented climate challenges, communities are demonstrating their capacity for adaptation and resilience.”
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Billy Ludt is associate editor of Solar Power World and currently covers topics on mounting, installation and business for the magazine.
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