Municipal Solar Project Underway in Brea, CA

Joanna Schroeder

The City of of Brea is soon to be the home of what is believed to be the largest municipal solar power project in Orange County, California. The solar project is under construction at the city’s Community Center, Civic and Cultural Center and Reservoir City Pump Yard. Once complete, this year, there will be 7,854 Sharp NU-235F1 solar modules providing 1.8 megawatts of energy per year.

The project is being designed by and constructed by Chevron Energy Solutions and in conjunction with several other city efficiency initiatives, is expected to reduce the city’s energy use by nearly 40 percent and save them more than $13 million over the life of the project.

“Sharp is happy to provide solar panels to Chevron Energy Solutions in their work to help the City of Brea to become the largest municipal producer of solar energy in Orange County,” said Eric Hafter, senior vice president of Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group. “We’re delighted to add the City of Brea to our growing portfolio of municipal solar power projects.”

Electricity, Solar