Communities gear up for construction of one of the largest solar projects in the Bay Area!
RichmondBuild graduate Ruben Pedroza and children
We've teamed up with RichmondBUILDto train and hire employees for the Solar One Project, a new 49-acre, 10.5 megawatt solar farm that will be built at a former Chevron Richmond Refinery brownfield site.
The project will create 336 local jobs and once completed will generate enough power for nearly 3,000 homes per year!
This will be the largest solar project in MCE's service area (Marin County, Napa County, and the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, El Cerrito and Benicia) and the first MCE-owned project. Pre-development costs are covered in part by Deep Green customers.
Half of the penny per kilowatt-hour premium that customers pay for Deep Green 100% renewable energy is redirected to a local renewable development fund to build more projects like this in the future.
Acterra's 2015 Business Environmental Innovation Award goes to MCE!
Acterra's 2015 Business Environmental Innovation Award Video
MCE was recognized by Acterra at its 25th anniversary award ceremony for offering clean energy choices that result in stable and affordable rates, job creation, and new renewable energy development in our local communities.
Acterra's Business Environmental Awards is one of the Bay Area's oldest and most prestigious environmental recognition programs. Initiated in 1990, it is considered a heavyweight among award programs due to its rigorous application and judging process.