Standard Solar completed a 12-building solar carport project for the Northwest Fire District in Tucson, Arizona.
The project uses parking lot shade canopies at multiple fire stations, a training center and an operations warehouse in the Northwest Fire District. The 657-kilowatt system was completed in partnership with CI Labs, a commercial and industrial underwriting, engineering and financing analytic platform, and Urban Energy Solutions, an energy solutions company.
“Adding the Northwest Fire District project to our expanding project portfolio underlines the success of our partnerships and the potential for solar growth in Arizona,” said Jason Feng, director of channel partnerships, west, for Standard Solar. “As a long-term owner of solar assets with in-house financing capabilities, we are actively adding projects to drive the distributed generation solar market.”
The project was financed via a Solar Services Agreement resulting in no upfront costs by the Northwest Fire District. The combined carport canopies are expected to produce 1.23 million kWh of energy annually. Standard Solar will own and operate the system.
Northwest Fire District is a nonprofit, community service organization providing a wide range of services to its residential and commercial property owners. In addition to fire protection, multiple paramedic-staffed units located throughout the district provide advanced life treatment and transport within minutes.
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