Blue Oak Energy Completes Construction on 2.6 MW Putah Creek Solar Farm
Putah Creek Solar Farm begins generating electricity for residents of Winters, California.
Albuquerque, NM – 11/4/14 – Blue Oak Energy, a commercial and utility engineering firm has completed the construction of a 2.6MW solar power generation facility in Winters, California. This accomplishment signifies a progressive renewable stance by residents and local authorities. The solar farm, which will be locally owned and operated, is located 30 miles west of Sacramento.
The completion of the project represents an important step forward in Blue Oak Energy’s mission to make our sustainable energy future a priority by delivering real world solutions today. Tobin Booth, the founder and CEO of Blue Oak Energy states, “Blue Oak Energy is delighted to have delivered the solar design and construction on Putah Creek Solar Farm. The successful collaboration between Blue Oak Energy, Array Technologies and Solvida Energy Group have been critical in meeting the project’s goals. We are excited for the residents of Winters and Yolo County, one of the greenest areas of the United States. We regard this project as a significant milestone in the city and county’s commitments towards an environmentally clean future.”
Putah Creek Solar Farm, LLC contracted Blue Oak Energy to engineer and construct the nearly 13 acresolar farm. The 8,640 modules are connected to DuraTrack HZ, a widely deployed single-axis solar tracker. These trackers were manufactured and supplied by Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a leading manufacturer of solar tracking and racking systems. Ron Corio, ATI Founder and CEO, states, “We are thrilled to be working alongside Blue Oak Energy yet again. They are a trusted partner that does exceptional work on each and every solar installation they are involved in.”
The solar farm was permitted through Yolo County and was included in the county’s Climate Action Plan. This action plan includes the reduction of carbon emissions through such measures as renewable energy production. Stephen Smith, the Managing Partner of Solvida Energy Group, explained, “We are proud to have worked with Yolo County, Blue Oak Energy and PG&E to deliver the largest privately owned solar farm in Yolo County, CA. This groundbreaking project is a shining example of how cooperation between governments, utilities and the private sector will be critical toward providing energy security and reducing carbon emissions in California and beyond.”
About Blue Oak Energy:
Blue Oak Energy’s mission is to make our sustainable energy future a priority by delivering real world solutions today. The company’s technical leadership in commercial and utility scale solar engineering and distributed generation has helped establish the solar energy industry as the world’s fastest growing electrical generation technology. Blue Oak’s comprehensive solar engineering, commercial and utility solar plant construction and technical due diligence are well acknowledged. Blue Oak Energy was founded in 2003 by CEO Tobin Booth and is headquarted in Davis, California. Additional information can be found at http://www.blueoakenergy.com
About Array Technologies:
Array Technologies is the worldwide market leader in tracking solutions for utility, commercial and residential solar electric systems, with more than 2 gigawatts shipped and installed across the globe. Array’s innovation and leadership in ground mount fixed-rack and solar tracker design has established the industry standard for cost-effective, robust, reliable and easy to install PV solutions with over two decades of field experience. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Array Technologies’ ground mount solutions are engineered and manufactured in the USA. For more information about Array Technologies, Inc., please visit arraytechinc.com, connect with us on LinkedIn, join us on G+, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
About Solvida Energy Group:
Solvida Energy Group is a professional services firm focused on the development and implementation of successful solar projects worldwide. SEG has participated in more than 300MW of projects across the United States as well as in South America, China and Europe providing manufacturer and developer clients with technical consulting, due diligence, and owner’s representative services. SEG believes the transition to a clean energy economy is the most important mission of our time and works hard to provide clients and stakeholders with innovative tools and business models that increase efficiency within the PV solar value chain.