Concord, CA Completes Solar, Energy Efficiency Program

September 12, 2012 By Paul Nastu

The City of Concord, California and Chevron Energy Solutions have completed a solar and energy efficiency program expected to save taxpayers $18 million.

In all, the City of Concord’s program includes 14 projects that reduce energy and maintenance costs. Projects include upgrades to street and park lighting (See image), retrofitting the boiler and pump at the community pool, and replacing outdated air conditioners at City facilities. A 200 kW photovoltaic solar installation adjacent to the City’s community pool is expected to generate enough electricity to offset 70 percent of the pool’s energy demand and earn the City more than $450,000 in state and utility incentives.

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