Solar Power World
With the public unveiling last week of a 3-MW solar + storage project west of Winters, Valley Clean Energy (VCE) took another step toward its goal of providing more local renewable power generation for its customers.
The 20-year agreement with Putah Creek Solar Farms for 3 MW of solar energy and 3 MW of battery storage was approved by VCE’s board of directors last December. Valley Clean Energy is the local electricity provider for the cities of Winters, Woodland and Davis as well as the unincorporated portions of Yolo County.
At the public event Aug. 10, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, a longtime Winters resident who was the city’s first female mayor, applauded Winters area farmer and project co-owner Dan Martinez as a “visionary,” while adding that California must triple its annual solar and wind installations to meet its goal of a carbon-neutral grid by 2045.