The North County Transit District (NCTD) transportation network contracted Martifer Solar USA to go big. I mean a combined 482.52kW of ground and roof-mounted solar arrays. As a result it’s being built on the Sprinter rail line. As well as the Breeze bus line maintenance facilities.
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funded the solar projects. NCTD recently received $2 million from ARRA Transit Investments. All for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program in support of its Sustainability Plan.
So Martifer Solar is working within NCTD’s Sustainability Plan. All assisting the agency’s green initiatives. Therefore yielding community, economic and environmental benefits. NCTD is also looking forward to taking these next steps towards renewable energy capabilities. Especially across a variety of locations throughout the Sprinter and Breeze service areas. These comments came from Angela Miller, Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer for NCTD.
The ground and roof-mounted arrays are anticipated to save the North County Transit District an estimated $86,000 dollars per year. It will also offset the emissions of approximately 1,141,488 pounds of CO2 annually. Furthermore, the solar systems at NCTD supply more than enough clean, renewable energy. Even enough to offset the electricity usage of approximately 104 average California homes per year!
In conclusion, Martifer Solar USA has implemented multiple solar systems for public transit operations. Finally that’s including the Antelope Valley Transit Authority in Lancaster, CA. As well as the Big Blue Bus maintenance facility in Santa Monica, CA.