MCE Solar One

The Bay Area’s largest publicly-owned solar farm will eliminate an estimated 10,500 metric tons of CO2 per year for 25 years, eliminating 3,234 metric tons of carbon dioxide in one year, equivalent to removing 680 cars from the road for each year of operation. The 10.5 MW solar project included approximately 80,000 ground-mounted panels that have the ability to power about 3,400 homes. Chevron Richmond provided the underutilitized 49-acre brownfield site to MCE, a nonprofit public power agency that partners with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Overaa Construction set 2,400 precast concrete ballasts, each weighing 4,000 pounds. Overaa provided 60% local hire for the project, surpassing the City of Richmond's 50% local hire goal.