SunPower continues to change the way the world is powered… On April 21st 2011, SunPower, Tucson Water Department and Trico Electric dedicated a 1-MW ground mounted solar power system in Tucson, Arizona. The project doubles the solar power system capacity used by the city. This means Tucson Water is now enjoying a reduction in its monthly electricity costs. And, this also means the agency is able to reduce its CO2 emissions annually by more than 1,300 tons; equivalent to removing 240 cars from the road each year! SunPower is proud to be a part of Tucson Water’s commitment to energy conservation and environmental protection efforts.
Meeting renewable energy goals while the demand for energy is high or growing is not easy for agencies like Tucson Water Department. The agency provides services to approximately 80 percent of the population in the Tucson metropolitan area. Processing, pumping and storing the water needed for approximately 775,000 residents require a substantial amount of electricity. With the installation of a SunPower Serengeti T0 Tracking solar power system the agency will reliably receive clean energy for years to come.
The installation is located on city-owned land located within Tucson Water Department’s underground water storage and recovery facility, approximately 20 miles south of downtown Tucson. The SunPower team was there for the dedication. Today, we’d like to share some photos our team took from the dedication. Enjoy!
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