Renewable America (RNA) has completed construction on a 1.45-MW solar project in Marin County, California. The deal was financed with Sunwest Bank through a sale leaseback structure, allowing RNA to maintain the project through its entire lifecycle. The solar site will become part of Marin Clean Energy’s operating portfolio.
“We’re thrilled to reach this milestone with one of our forty projects and are excited to further contribute to California’s clean energy portfolio targets,” said Ardi Arian, President & CEO of Renewable America.
Fallon Two Rock Road Solar Farm uses bifacial solar panels on fixed-tilt mounts. RNA obtained a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption permitting the construction of the solar facility and was one of the first developers approved for agricultural compatible land use under the Williamson Act contract in Marin County. Specifically, the site will occupy only 3.6% of the parcel’s total acreage and retain the natural state of the remainder. As part of RNA’s Ag Management plan, monitored sheep grazing will take place around the solar facility, and the county will evaluate the area on an ongoing basis, ensuring the land usage is environmentally beneficial across the board.
“As we’re focused on transforming the energy landscape across California, we have a strong sense of guardianship for the local communities in our purview, including its citizens, workforce, and environmental landscape,” Arian said.
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