aspen powerDistributed generation company completed a rooftop solar project in partnership with Michaels Organization, a residential property developer. This solar power system is installed in a newly constructed apartment complex in Davis, California. The first in a pipeline of projects by Aspen Power and the Michaels Organization, the solar array will serve as a model for developing future projects.
“This project is fully aligned with Aspen Power’s mission as it expands in partnership with The Michaels Organization while providing renewable energy options to those who need it most.” said Jake Blaine, Senior Vice President of Multi-Family at Aspen Power. “We are proud to have partners like Michaels and his Organization who share our vision and embrace the value of transitioning to a clean energy future.”
The project is expected to produce up to 476,500 kWh of electricity in its first year of operation. The system offsets approximately 20% of the building’s total annual energy needs served by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). The system is expected to save residents of recently opened apartments an average of 5% on their electricity bills.
“We are thrilled to have worked with Aspen Power to complete the Chili’s Road Apartments rooftop solar project,” said Scott Cooper, Vice President of Michaels Organization. “By deploying clean energy technologies, we are able to offer our tenants the dual benefits of green power and reduced energy costs. We are proud to be able to create a possible future.”
Aspen Power self-started the project, provided a turnkey solution for the project, and managed all aspects of development from engineering and procurement to installation and interconnection with PG&E. Aspen Power owns the project and maintains the panels during their lifetime.
A solar-powered rooftop project developed by Michaels Organization helps meet California’s Title 24 requirements for multi-family homes that generate renewable energy on-site.
Aspen Power recently acquired Safari Energy, expanding its footprint in the commercial and industrial solar market to include more than 70 existing projects with a total solar capacity of 38MW in California. Aspen Power has set a goal to reach gigawatt-scale installed solar projects by mid-2010.
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