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Harvest can continue on solar project built at California farm

MCE has partnered with Renewable America (RNA) to power on another 1 MW solar project in Marin County, California. The 4.5-acre Fallon Two Rock solar farm is MCE’s latest local project, generating an estimated 2,300 MWh and powering 400 homes annually.

The Fallon Two Rock solar project. Renewable America

“We’re thrilled to celebrate Fallon’s commercial operation and toast the partnership with MCE at the ribbon-cutting,” said Ardeshir Arian, president and CEO of RNA. “Renewable America’s motto ‘Think Local. Act Local’, drives us to prioritize local projects like Fallon Two Rock that positively impact local communities. This is our first project with MCE, supporting local clean energy generation and committing to fast-tracking progress toward a clean energy future in California.”

The Fallon Two Rock project came online in January 2024 as part of MCE’s 48 MW of local energy generation. RNA Services, a subsidiary of RNA, served as the engineering, procurement and construction partner and will continue its role in operations and maintenance.

The project is also approved for agricultural compatible land use, allowing continued agricultural operations while generating carbon-free electricity. Several local companies were employed for the project’s construction, including Sunstall and Sierra Tree Company.

Fallon Two Rock was built with nearly 4,000 hours of prevailing wage labor. RNA has also committed $20,000 to MCE for local workforce development.

“Clean energy is just one part of the transition to a sustainable future,” said Katie Rice, MCE board director and Marin County supervisor. “The additional funding RNA committed will help MCE grow the clean energy economy, providing training opportunities for local residents to enter the green workforce.”

Fallon Two Rock is MCE’s 16th Feed-In Tariff project to come online in the Bay Area. The FIT program incentivizes local renewable energy development and job creation by paying above market rate for renewable energy generation in MCE’s service area.

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