WGL, Conergy complete small solar project in California

WGL Energy, a WGL (NYSE: WGL) entity, and Conergy have completed their joint venture in Merced County, California, building a new array that will provide over 1,200 MWh of energy to the City of Atwater annually.

“At WGL Energy, we work to construct solutions that are tailored to the communities and customers we serve,” said Sanjiv Mahan, Chief Operating Officer, WGL Energy Systems. “Working with Conergy, we have been able to bring sustainable energy answers to a growing California community, and we hope to continue to provide solar solutions to this region.”

Developed by Conergy and owned by WGL Energy, the project consists of solar panels on parking structures at the town’s civic center and community center. Ground-mount structures are located on Commerce Ave. and Federal Way. The energy that is harvested by the solar panels is converted to usable alternating current by Sunny Tripower TL-US inverters from SMA America.

“Solar brings the City of Atwater a clean, local power source, which will help lower the cost of electricity for residents for years to come,” said Yann Brandt, Conergy’s VP of North America.

WGL Energy now operates 15 solar arrays across the state of California, with a cumulative capacity of 7,231 kW (dc), with another 9,336 kW (dc) either in design or construction.

WGL Energy delivers a full ecosystem of energy offerings including natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction, distributed generation and energy efficiency provided by WGL Energy Services Inc. (formerly Washington Gas Energy Services) and WGL Energy Systems Inc. (formerly Washington Gas Energy Systems). Parent WGL, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a leading source for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions.

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