Luminace completes 6,7MW of solar projects in San Diego County


Luminace, the North American decarbonization-as-a-service business of Brookfield Renewable, announced that 6,7 megawatts distributed generation solar project portfolio reached completion in San Diego County, California.

The facilities, developed and owned by Luminace are now delivering clean energy to municipal facilities like the East Mesa Detention Center; North County Regional Center; Rancho San Diego Sheriff Substation; the Borrego Springs Library, Edgemoor Hospital, and Rancho San Diego Library.

Firstly, the portfolio development comes as Luminace and the County of San Diego signed a 25-year power purchase agreement. Under the agreement, the County will source a projected 10.3 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy annually from Luminace’s assets.

Moreover, the projects will provide clean energy to cut the release of 4,900 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. The projects required no upfront capital from the County of San Diego, as it is part of Luminace’s decarbonization-as-a-service business.

The company has indeed established itself as a leading owner, operator; developer of renewable energy infrastructure for the public sector. Its customers include the educational, municipal, public agency, and healthcare sectors.

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Luminace a leading developer in the public sector

Furthermore, the commissioning of the projects for the County of San Diego boosts Luminace’s portfolio of distributed generation solar facilities in Southern California to nearly 140 megawatts across more than 350 sites.

On the other hand, the County of San Diego has ambitious climate goals. The County is already building new facilities to be zero net energy, retro-commissioning existing buildings, and deploying transportation solutions. In fact, it expects to electrify its vehicle fleet; convert its grid electricity to 100 percent renewable sources by 2030.

Charley Marchesan, County of San Diego Sustainability Chief, said about the agreement. “Our partnership with Luminace has been instrumental to our efforts to cut our carbon footprint while being vigilant stewards of the taxpayers’ interests.” Furthermore, San Diego County’s efforts have resulted in a 43 percent reduction in operational greenhouse gas emissions since 2010.

Finally, Valerie Hannah, CEO of Luminace, said. “These solar projects demonstrate Luminace’s exceptional turnkey decarbonization solutions, providing accessible, reliable, and renewable energy, with no upfront costs to the customer.”

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