SAN DIEGO & SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Luminia and Sonoma Clean Energy (SCP) today announced the signing of a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the development of an 11.6 MW AC solar and 32 MWh battery storage project in Sonoma , in California. Construction of the 75-acre project is scheduled for the second half of 2023 in southern Sonoma County, connected to a nearby electrical substation.

“Deploying reliable solar and storage projects with community-based aggregators of choice like Sonoma Clean Power reinforces renewable energy as the new normal in our daily energy lives,” said Dale A. Vander Woude, Chief Investment Officer of Luminia. “We formed an excellent team with Kenwood Investments to provide Sonoma Clean Power with a solution for its resource adequacy request, which has brought this important project to fruition in Sonoma County.”

In addition to the PPA, Luminia and Kenwood Investments, LLC, manage the advanced development of the project. Once complete, SCP will send the 100% renewable, locally generated electricity to its EverGreen premium service customers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The 11.6 MW AC PV solar system also includes 32 MWh of lithium-ion battery storage that can distribute the stored solar power to the grid during evening peak hours.

“Our mission is to make cleaner electricity accessible to our customers by putting the power to source energy into the hands of local communities,” said Deb Emerson, general manager of purchasing for Sonoma Clean Power. “Through this solar and storage project, we can provide on-demand renewable energy at any time of day and promote 100% carbon-free power generated right here in Sonoma County.”

Sonoma Clean Power has set the bar for renewable electricity options for residential and commercial customers. EverGreen is the only production service in the United States that is truly renewable 24/7. EverGreen uses solar and geothermal energy from facilities located exclusively in Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

Darius Anderson, Managing Member of Kenwood Investments, said, “It is an honor to work with Sonoma Clean Power, county stakeholders and Luminia on this important solar project for the Sonoma community.

SCP issued a Request for Proposals in June 2021 in response to the Board’s request to source more local renewable resources for EverGreen. The companies then struck an exclusivity deal for the project in November 2021.

To learn more about Luminia’s unique solar PV and energy efficiency financing solutions for commercial and community projects, visit lumina.io. To learn more about SCP’s EverGreen-Local Resource Plan, visit sonomacleanpower.org/programs/evergreen.

About Luminia

Founded in 2019, California-based Luminia provides unique financing and technology platform solutions that enable large-scale deployment of commercial property sustainability improvements. With new financing options and artificial intelligence-powered commercial real estate portfolio analysis, Luminia enables commercial and industrial landlords to implement holistic clean energy and energy efficiency upgrades without barriers. Luminia’s solutions are specifically designed to deliver the greatest potential economic benefit and advance a property’s ability to meet ESG requirements. For more information, visit lumina.io.

About Sonoma Clean Power

SCP is the public, not-for-profit electricity provider that operates a Community Choice Aggregation or “CCA” for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, serving a population of approximately half a million. SCP has been in operation for 8 years, serving all towns and unincorporated areas in both counties except Healdsburg and Ukiah, where long-standing municipal power providers exist. In downtown Santa Rosa, SCP operates the only Advanced Energy Center in the United States dedicated to helping customers transition to 100% renewable energy for their homes, businesses and cars. SCP is also the only electric utility in California to offer 100% renewable energy 24 hours a day, every day of the year. To learn more, visit sonomacleanpower.org or call 1 (855) 202-2139.