Vacaville Solar Energy Installation — Local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
SolarCraft & Napa Electric Help IBEW Go Solar to Save Energy & Money
Novato- and Sonoma-based SolarCraft and Napa Electric announced the installation of a 51.5 kW solar energy system in Vacaville, CA for The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 facility. SolarCraft handled the design, procurement, rebate and interconnection services, while Napa Electric provided installation and system commissioning.
The 51.5 kW solar electric system consists of 224 SunPower high efficiency 230 watt solar panels. The system is roof mounted, utilizing the innovative SunPower T-10 non-penetrating rack system and is expected to generate 78,049 kilowatt-hours annually.
The system will enable the IBEW to generate enough clean electricity each day to power 26 average homes and will spare the air over 45 tons of harmful greenhouse gases annually. Over the next 30 years, the air pollution saved will be the equivalent of driving over 3.1 million miles.
With a 25-year warranty and 40+ year design life on the major system components, this Vacaville solar energy system provides free energy from the sun and will save the organization money for decades to come.
About the IBEW
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads, and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.