The Alameda County lock-up in Dublin, CA boasts one of the nation’s largest solar electric sustems, a 1.2 MW array on the sprawling rooftops of the jail complex. The system connects to the local grid, relieving the community, most notably, of peak hour costs in the middle of sunny days. From Renewable Energy Access: “By avoiding purchases of expensive peak electricity, it is anticipated that the combined solar generation and energy efficiency measures will generate $15 million in net savings for Alameda County over the next 25 years.” (via Sustainablog)
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