Solar PV Installed At Fremont’s Recycling & Transfer Station
A 398kW photovoltaic solar system was recently commissioned at BLT Eneterprises’ (BLT) Fremont’s Recycling and Transfer Station (FRTS). This commercial solar project has made FRTS the first solar-powered waste recovery facility in Alameda County.
The system, designed and constructed by Solar Power, Inc. includes a mix of rooftop racking and parking shade structures. The new system will produce more than 587,000 kWh of electricity annually. In addition to cost savings, during its first year of production the FRTS solar plant will produce environmental offsets equivalent to preserving 3.1 acres of forest and 447 metric tons of avoided carbon emissions.
“By going green with solar power, the station is a bright example of how California can create jobs and reduce energy costs statewide by modernizing facilities,” Assemblyman Wieckowski noted. BLT Enterprises Vice President, Shawn Guttersen, spoke during the event today saying, “The introduction of the Photovoltaic system at the Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station further demonstrates BLT Enterprises commitment to sustainability initiatives designed to reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impacts on the communities we serve throughout California.
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