MCE taps Renewable America to develop 1 MW solar project in California

MCE Renewable America Fallon Tow Rock Solar California

MCE has partnered with Renewable America to bring online a 1 MW solar farm in Marin County, California. The 4.5-acre Fallon Two Rock solar farm is MCE’s latest project, generating an estimated 2,300 MWh annually and powering 400 homes each year.

To celebrate this milestone, MCE and Renewable America (RNA) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site in Petaluma on April 15.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate Fallon’s commercial operation and toast the partnership with MCE at the ribbon-cutting,” said Ardeshir Arian, president and CEO of RNA. “Renewable America’s motto ‘Think Local. Act Local,’ drives us to prioritize local projects like Fallon Two Rock that positively impact local communities. This is our first project with MCE, supporting local clean energy generation and committing to fast-tracking progress toward a clean energy future in California.”

Located in Tomales, California, the Fallon Two Rock project came online in January as part of MCE’s 48 MW of local energy generation. The project, financed by Sunwest Bank, represents MCE and RNA’s commitment to advancing clean energy solutions and fostering sustainable development in the region.

RNA Services LLC, a subsidiary of Renewable America, served as the engineering, procurement and construction partner and will continue its role in operations and maintenance.

The project is also approved for agricultural compatible land use, allowing continued agricultural operations while generating carbon-free electricity. The employment of several local companies for the project’s construction, including Sunstall Inc. and Sierra Tree Co., further demonstrates MCE and RNA’s commitment to local development.

Fallon Two Rock was built with nearly 4,000 hours of prevailing wage labor. RNA has also committed $20,000 to MCE for local workforce development.

“Clean energy is just one part of the transition to a sustainable future,” said Katie Rice, MCE board director and County of Marin Supervisor. “The additional funding RNA committed will help MCE grow the clean energy economy, providing training opportunities for local residents to enter the green workforce.”

Fallon Two Rock is MCE’s 16th Feed-In Tariff (FIT) project to come online in the Bay Area. The FIT program incentivizes local renewable energy development and job creation by paying above market rate for renewable energy generation in MCE’s service area.

— Solar Builder magazine





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