Sacramento County, USA, has selected Borrego Solar Systems as the preferred bidder to develop a 7 MW solar array at Sacramento International Airport.
The company beat out competition from 14 other bidders. Ranking after Borrego in the bidding was SunEdison, Ecoplexus Solar Solutions and Cupertino Electric.
The project, which is expected to be operational by 2016 involves the design, build and operate of a 7 MW array. The new facilities will be developed in two places on the north and east side of the airport property, including 60,703 m² by long-term parking and 68,797 m² between the fire station and Pole Line road. It will be the largest photovoltaic array in Sacramento County.
The total project investment is estimated at US$15.2 million. The system is expected to save the airport an average of US$850,000 per year over its 25-year lifespan.
Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. specializes in commercial and public sector turnkey, grid–connected solar electric systems. It offers development services, such as consulting and feasibility studies, request for proposals creation and advisory, engineering and design, and technology and resource evaluation services; financing; and implementation services, including sourcing and procurement, installation and construction, operations and maintenance, and system monitoring services.