Community Solar Project Shines Bright over Alamo City
- Jul 15, 2015
By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
Texas’ second roofless community solar pilot project is coming to San Antonio thanks to a partnership between CPS Energy and solar technology company and community solar project developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC).
Back in February CPS Energy released a request for proposal seeking a vendor for the project and “CEC emerged as the only vendor truly qualified to address CPS Energy’s comprehensive program requirements,” the utility said in the news release.
Colorado-based Clean Energy Collective will site, construct, and manage the 1.2-megawatt shared facility, providing CPS Energy customers the opportunity to own local clean energy through CEC’s Roofless Solar program. The project is expected to be completed later this year. Through it, any residential, commercial, or non-profit electric customer on CPS’ territory can acquire individual panels in the facility. Customers will receive credit for their power production directly on their monthly CPS Energy bills.
The facility will feature single-axis tracker technology that follows the sun’s path across the sky, increasing solar exposure and power generation by 15 percent over the traditional fixed systems. Pricing will be announced once the details of the program are finalized.
Image courtesy of Roofless Solar