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Shadow Cliffs Solar Project - Fact Sheet

WHAT

Solar panels will be installed in the parking lots at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton.

WHY

To generate clean, renewable energy for facilities throughout the East Bay Regional Park District, and save money on electricity costs.

HOW

The solar project will generate 1.2 megawatts of energy annually, enough to offset nearly all the electricity use in the Park District.

WHO

Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., of Oakland won the competitive bidding process to install the panels. The project will cost about $7.5 million from the District’s general fund and will pay for itself – through electricity savings throughout the District – in 14 to 17 years.

WHEN

Construction is slated to begin in June and be completed in December, 2016.

EXTRAS

The project will include three electric-car charging stations, new irrigation hook-ups and re-paving of the Shadow Cliffs parking lots.  

shadow-cliffs-solar-project-rendering 
Artist’s rendering

More information:
Ruby Tumber, Administrative Analyst
rtumber@ebparks.org
or
Carolyn Jones, Public Information Supervisor
(510) 544-2217
cjones@ebparks.org.