Biogas and Solar Drive Hill Canyon Wastewater Plant

Ambitious efforts in biogas-to-energy and solar power help a California clean-water plant achieve its goal of generating all its electricity on site.
Biogas and Solar Drive Hill Canyon Wastewater Plant
The Hill Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant’s 2,783 solar panels utilize a motorized system to track the sun as it travels across the sky in order to maximize electrical generation.

Since mid-September 2014, all electricity at the Hill Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant has come from on-site sources. With about 1 MW of biogas cogeneration capacity and a 584 kW solar array, the 14 mgd (design) plant saves money while achieving its goal of electric power...

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