Kerman officials will flip a ceremonial switch Tuesday morning to dedicate a new solar power project at the city's wastewater treatment plant.
The city expects that the 500-kilowatt system, with 1,680 photovoltaic panels that track the sun as it crosses the sky through the day, will save Kerman about $95,000 a year in electricity costs at the plant.
Borrego Solar Systems Inc. built the solar installation, and ConEdison Solutions owns and operates the solar plant. The city has a 20-year power-purchase agreement with ConEdison Solutions to buy electricity from the plant at a fixed rate that is lower than public utility rates.
The dedication ceremony will be at 9 a.m. at the wastewater plant, 15485 W. Church Ave.
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