New City Center Powered by Solar
Novato-based SolarCraft announced the completion of a solar electric system at the newly completed Rohnert Park City Center Plaza. City Center Plaza is adjacent to the public safety building and the library, three-quarters of an acre filled with benches, a fountain, water spout for children and a small lawn area.
The solar energy system installed by SolarCraft utilizes SunPower 225 watt solar panels, the most efficient panel on the market today. The new system powers all common area lighting as well as the fountain pump. The system is mounted on custom-built pedestals to blend with the aesthetics of the Plaza.
The new Plaza’s solar project is part of a County-wide plan for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2015. All nine Sonoma cities and the County established this goal in 2005. The new solar energy system will save the City of Rohnert Park over 3 tons of harmful greenhouse gas emissions every year.
About Rohnert Park, CA
Rohnert Park is a city in Sonoma County, California, located approximately 50 miles north of San Francisco. The estimated population is 41,083. It is an early planned city modeled directly after Levittown, New York and Levittown, Pennsylvania. The Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District serves the city, which is also home to Sonoma State University.
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