February 19th, 2009
Photo: PRNewsFoto/SunPower Corporation
SunPower trackers installed at the Lake County Sanitation District wastewater treatment plant in Lakeport, Calif. follow the sun’s movement during the day, increasing sunlight capture by up to 30 percent over conventional fixed-tilt systems.
From Green Right Now reports
SunPower Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and solar systems, GE, California’s Lake County and the Lake County Sanitation District (LACOSAN) announced the completion of a 2.2-megawatt solar-electric power system on three sites in northern California.
The companies said that this new system, combined with an existing 1-megawatt solar power installation, makes Lake County the largest solar power installation on county facilities in California. The combined 3.2-megawatt system produces the equivalent of 94 percent of the facilities’ electricity requirements.