The Department of General Services is pleased to announce the completion of two solar power installation projects at a state prison and state hospital in Coalinga totaling 3.22 megawatts (MW) of electrical generating capacity. The solar projects at these facilities are part of the state of California’s continued efforts to combat climate change and utilize clean technology.
The DGS-managed solar power projects installed at Pleasant Valley State Prison (1.22MW) and Coalinga State Hospital (2MW) are among several recent solar power installations at state-owned sites.
“State agencies manage approximately 1,700 facilities that use about $200 million worth of electricity and natural gas every year,” said DGS Director Fred Klass. “Efficient operation of state facilities, including on-site renewable energy generation, is critical to achieving Governor Brown’s climate goals.”
Photo courtesy Calif. Dept. of State Hospitals