The project consists of constructing, operating, and maintaining a solar power system, including the following:
" Approximately 3,553 high-efficiency (318-watt) SunPower photovoltaic modules, mounted atop SunPower's T-0 tracker array, which consists of concrete and steel pier stanchions. The tracker array follows the sun's path and is controlled by four (4) separate motor control drive systems.
" Associated electrical equipment, such as electrical conduits and wire, inverters, switchgears, and transformers on concrete equipment pads.
" Approximately 3,650 linear feet of electrical conduit and wire for interconnection of the solar array to the existing Senga Doherty Pump Station.
" Security fencing along the solar array and equipment pads.
" Site preparation consisting of clearing, grubbing, preparation of the finish grade, and applying hydromulch and other erosion control measures upon the completion of construction.
The purpose of the project is to provide clean, renewable electrical power to the existing Senga Doherty Pump Station, thus offsetting the purchase of electricity from the local electric utility company. The project will reduce RCWD's power costs, will reduce RCWD's indirect greenhouse gas emissions, and will reduce RCWD's use of electricity from non-renewable sources.