Luminace develops 6.7 MW of solar projects to power San Diego County facilities

Brookfield Renewable subsidiary Luminance completed a 6.7 MW portfolio of distributed generation solar projects that provide renewable energy to municipal facilities in San Diego County, California. The solar projects are developed and owned by Luminace.

“These solar projects demonstrate Luminace’s exceptional turnkey decarbonization solutions, which provide accessible, reliable and renewable energy at no upfront cost to the customer,” said Valerie Hannah, CEO of Luminace. “Luminace is pleased to build on its history of serving public sector institutions such as the County of San Diego, leveraging our deep development and operational capabilities and strong balance sheet.”

Under a 25-year PPA, six municipal facilities source an estimated 10.3 million kWh of renewable energy annually from Luminace’s on-site solar projects, covering approximately half of the total electricity consumption for the combined sites.

The projects will supply power to the East Mesa Detention Center, North County Regional Center, Rancho San Diego Sheriff Substation, Borrego Springs Library, Edgemoor Hospital and Rancho San Diego Library.

“Our partnership with Luminace has contributed to our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint while being vigilant about the interests of taxpayers,” said Charley Marchesan, San Diego County Director of Sustainability.

To date, San Diego County’s efforts to develop sustainable projects have resulted in a 43% reduction in operational greenhouse gas emissions since 2010.

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