SONOMA COUNTY WATER AGENCY

Technologies

solar panels
Sonoma solar panels

The County of Sonoma has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 1990 levels by 2015. This calls for a 25% higher reduction than AB 32, and will be completed by 2015 instead of 2020. The Agency is continually and actively investigating new technologies to reduce their carbon footprint and make this goal feasible.

The Agency has installed three 1.9 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at its facilities to help offset its electiricty consumption.  Located at the Agency's administration building, Airport-Wikiup-Larkfield Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sonoma Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant, these systems generate 3.3 GWh of energy each year. The Agency expects to save an estimated $2.3 million in operational costs over the life of the systems.

The Agency has also retrofitted its administration building with energy efficient technologies including:

  • Window Film
  • Lighting Retrofits
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