Central Coast City Throwing The Switch On New Solar Power Facility
A Central Coast city is taking a big step towards going green: the City of Pismo Beach is flipping the switch this week on a new $4.9 million dollar solar power system at its Frady Lane wastewater treatment facility.
The energy savings are projected to be more than one thousand metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, which is the equivalent of taking about 225 vehicles off the road annually. The solar panels and a battery bank are expected to cut the city’s electric bill by about 40%.
Pismo Beach was able to pay for the project with low interest renewable energy bonds, and it’s expected that energy cost saving will cover the new system’s cost.