Sunworks, a high-performance solar power solutions provider for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI), public works and residential markets, has been awarded an EPC contract to develop a 1-MW solar parking canopy project for a Northern California School District. As part of the project, Sunworks will integrate an intelligent energy storage solution to help maximize clean energy generation and enhance on-site sustainability. The carport will also provide valuable shaded parking for district maintenance and transportation vehicles and equipment.
“Rising energy costs and variable demand charges for peak consumption are increasingly posing challenges to our schools,” said Chuck Cargile, CEO of Sunworks. “This project will deliver significant energy cost savings, promote sustainability, and provide shade to outdoor facilities allowing resources to be redirected to educational program initiatives. The integration of energy storage units will enhance the benefits of solar by providing the ability for real-time optimization to further reduce costly demand charges, that help maximize the benefits of our system.
“Our relationship with ForeFront continues to be a cornerstone to our large and growing public works market,” he continued. “We have partnered with them on more than $20 million of projects and anticipate continuing to work with them to advance the adoption of solar power to help school districts and other public entities achieve maximum energy savings and find environmentally-friendly energy solutions.”
Sunworks was contracted by ForeFront Power, a solar power and energy storage developer that partners with public agencies with an offering of behind-the-meter, virtual and wholesale renewable energy solutions. Sunworks’ in-house construction team will manage all EPC responsibilities on the project. Construction is expected to commence in the second half of 2019 and to be completed in the first half of 2020.
“We selected Sunworks to serve as our EPC Partner on this project, given the success and quality that we’ve see on previous project installations across California,” said Nate Roberts, head of development in California for ForeFront Power. “We are looking forward to the execution and implementation of a great project.”
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