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Davis, CA Dentention Center Goes Solar

Solar Installation At Davis Detention Center

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The County jail in Woodland that serves both Davis and Sacramento areas, installed a solar energy system. The 1 megawatt, 3,560 solar panel installation, was completed without any out of pocket expenses, through an energy finance package.

 The solar electric system was approved by Yolo County in February of this year and was completed in only six months. It is expected to produce 80 percent of the energy needs of the Yolo County Justice Center, which includes the Monroe Detention Center, Leinberger Memorial Center and the juvenile detention facility.

The panels installed are said to be the most efficient solar panels on the market — SunPower’s 305 modules. Thanks to a tracking system that follows the sun throughout the day, the solar panels receive as much as 25 percent more sunlight than a fixed-panel array. The tracking system did cost more to install, but the extra output is expected to generate higher revenues through a performance-based incentive available under the California Solar Initiative.

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