L.A. County Metro Completes Large Solar System

28 April of 2009 by

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)has unveiled  what the agency and Chevron Energy Solutions say is thenation’s largest solar panel system at a transit facility. The 1.2 MWsystem is also the largest solar panel installation within the city ofLos Angeles.

The 6,720 individual solar panels are located atMetro’s Support Services Center in downtown Los Angeles – Metro’scentral maintenance facility for buses. Along with otherenergy-efficient improvements, the project is expected to cut thefacility’s annual $1.1 million energy bill in half, to approximately$550,000.

The project is a public-private partnership betweenMetro and Chevron Energy Solutions. The $16.5 million project willreceive about $6.3 million in incentives from the Los AngelesDepartment of Water and Power, Southern California Gas Co. and theSouth Coast Air Quality Management District. The project was financedby Bank of America.

SOURCE: Chevron Energy Solutions

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