Local Renewable Energy Projects

Our Byron Hot Springs Solar Project in Contra Costa County supplies power to 400 homes annually.

Community-Powered Clean Energy in Action

With MCE, your choice goes beyond utility – it’s a powerful commitment to reinvest in your community. Together, we are lowering emissions and creating new green job opportunities, demonstrated by the cutting-edge renewable energy projects right here in our service area. Explore the local projects that are actively shaping a greener, brighter future in your neighborhood. Learn more about where your energy comes from.

Fallon Two Rock Road Solar Project

The Fallon Two Rock Road Solar Project was developed by Renewable America under a California Environmental Quality Act construction permit. The project, developed on agricultural land, supports multi-purpose land-use, allowing for sheep grazing between the solar arrays.
Fallon Two Rock Road Solar Project
Lightning Bolt

1 MW

capacity

up to 2,700 MWh generated to date*
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400

houses

powered annually
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Tomales

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Union Labor

Silveira Ranch Solar Project

Silveira Ranch Solar is an 11-acre solar installation in Marin County developed in partnership with Renewable Properties. Portions of the project site will be grazed by cattle to support on-site agricultural use.
Silveira Ranch Solar Project
Lightning Bolt

3 MW

capacity

up to 24,300 MWh generated to date*
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1,200

houses

powered annually
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Novato

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8,500

Total Labor Hours

Soscol Ferry Solar Project

The Soscol Ferry Solar installation in Napa was deployed at the end of 2020 on land that was previously a vineyard. It was also the first commercial-scale solar installation in the County to install a pollinator plant meadow, using a native seed mix to attract pollinator species such as bees and monarch butterflies.
Lightning Bolt

2 MW

capacity

up to 22,000 MWh generated to date*
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800

houses

powered annually
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Napa

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11,100

Total Labor Hours

Lake Herman Solar Project

Lake Herman Solar in the City of Benicia was the first major solar project in Solano County, doubling the amount of solar energy produced in Benicia. The project is pollinator friendly with other environmental efforts including habitat planting and ongoing management to prevent previously dominant invasive nonnative and noxious species from re-establishing themselves.
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Lightning Bolt

5 MW

capacity

up to 40,500 MWh generated to date*
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2,000

houses

powered annually
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Benicia

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Union Labor

11,100

Total Labor Hours

Napa Self Storage 2 Solar Project

Located on top of a storage facility, Napa Self Storage 2 will supply 0.65 MW of solar power over its 20-year term with Shorebreak Energy Developers. The project started operation in 2023 and was constructed with prevailing wage labor and 50% of labor hours coming from within MCE’s service area.

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Lightning Bolt

0.65 MW

capacity

up to 1,800 MWh generated to date*
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720

houses

powered annually
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Napa

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Union Labor

3,000

Total Labor Hours

Byron Hot Springs Solar Project

The 1 MW Byron Hot Springs Solar project in unincorporated Contra Costa County has a 20-year term with Renewable Properties, a commercial solar energy developer.
Byron Hot Springs solar
Lightning Bolt

1 MW

capacity

up to 1,800 MWh generated to date*
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400

houses

powered annually
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Byron

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Union Labor

2,900

Total Labor Hours

Byron Highway Solar Project

The Renewable Properties Byron Highway Solar project supplies energy through MCE’s Feed-In Tariff (FIT program). The project is pollinator-friendly and participates in the East Contra Costa Habitat Conservancy’s Habitat Conservation Plan.
byron solar farm project
Lightning Bolt

5 MW

capacity

up to 27,000 MWh generated to date*

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2,000

houses

powered annually
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Byron

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Union Labor

21,500

Total Labor Hours

American Canyon Solar Project

American Canyon Solar Project is MCE’s first Feed-In Tariff project in Napa County. The project’s annual output is estimated to generate enough clean, locally produced electricity to power approximately 1,000 homes per year.
Lightning Bolt

3 MW

capacity

up to 27,000 MWh generated to date*

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1,000

houses

powered annually
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American Canyon

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9,500

Total Labor Hours

MCE Solar Charge

MCE Solar Charge was built by the Marin-based American Solar Corporation, with EV stations funded in part by the Transportation Authority of Marin and Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The project pairs an 80-kilowatt photovoltaic solar system with 10 Level 2 EV charging ports to provide public EV charging powered by 100% renewable energy.
solar panels in parking lot
Lightning Bolt

80 kW

capacity

up to 1,300 MWh generated to date*
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10

houses

powered annually
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San Rafael

Biogas at the Central Marin Sanitation Agency​

The largest wastewater treatment facility in Marin County Central Marin Sanitation Agency (CMSA) creates a sustainable loop by converting the biogas produced by the waste treatment process into renewable energy. This system powers the agency’s facilities and delivers the excess renewable power to MCE through our Feed-In Tariff program.
Lightning Bolt

750 kW

capacity

up to 5,400 MWh generated to date*
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225

houses

powered annually
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San Rafael

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15,100

Total Labor Hours

MCE Solar One​

MCE Solar One was conceived by the Richmond community to repurpose a 60-acre remediated brownfield site. MCE teamed with local green job training academy RichmondBUILD to train and hire skilled local graduates for the project which required a 50% local resident workforce to maximize economic benefits.
Lightning Bolt

10.5 MW

capacity

up to 198,500 MWh generated to date*
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3,000

houses

powered annually
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Richmond

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Union Labor

83,000

Total Labor Hours

Landfill Gas-to-Energy at Redwood Landfill

Waste Management and MCE ushered in a new era of power generation with this state-of-the-art gas-to-energy plant that captures methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, and uses it to generate electricity 24 hours per day. A sophisticated, multistep scrubbing system removes harmful air pollutants making this plant the first of its kind to be nearly emissions free.
Lightning Bolt

3.9 MW

capacity

up to 66,200 MWh generated to date*
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5,000

houses

powered annually
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Novato

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Union Labor

22,900

Total Labor Hours

EO Products Solar Project

EO Products’ San Rafael headquarters and manufacturing plant is the site of MCE’s sixth Feed-In Tariff (FIT) project: a 60-kilowatt rooftop solar installation. When the solar array isn’t generating electricity, EO Products’ operations are powered by MCE’s Deep Green 100% renewable energy service.
commercial roof Roof with solar panels
Lightning Bolt

60 kW

capacity

up to 900 MWh generated to date*
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18

houses

powered annually
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San Rafael

Oakley Executive RV Boat & Storage Solar Project

Owner and solar developer Hayworth-Fabian, LLC, increased its commitment to sustainability by expanding on an existing solar carport shade structure in 2018 and again in 2022.. The additions were developed under MCE’s Feed-In Tariff program.
Lightning Bolt

1.9 MW

capacity

up to 21,265 MWh generated to date*
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790

houses

powered annually
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Oakley

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9,776

Total Labor Hours

Cooley Quarry Solar Farm

With the help of Danlin Solar, REP Energy, and the Novato Cooley Quarry, MCE flipped the switch on the Cooley Quarry Solar Farm. The solar farm provides lower-cost 100% solar energy to low-income residents in several of the most environmentally impacted communities in the Bay Area through MCE’s Local Sol service.
Lightning Bolt

1.1 MW

capacity

up to 20,800 MWh generated to date*
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330

houses

powered annually
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Novato

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Union Labor

21,500

Total Labor Hours

Freethy Industrial Park Solar Project

Freethy Industrial Park is a two-megawatt, ground-mounted solar project and MCE’s third Feed-In Tariff (FIT) project. Sunstall Inc. and the City of Richmond’s RichmondBUILD program provided labor to construct the solar panel installation, which supported 23 jobs.
Construction at MCE Freethy Industrial Park
Lightning Bolt

2 MW

capacity

up to 43,200 MWh generated to date*
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600

houses

powered annually
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Richmond

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8,400

Total Labor Hours

Cost Plus Plaza Larkspur Solar Project

Taking advantage of MCE’s FIT program, Rawson, Blum & Leon (RBL) is utilizing unused rooftop space at the Cost Plus World Market in Larkspur to produce 265 kilowatts of clean electricity. This project,developed by RBL and Alta Energy, came online in 2016.
solar panels on building
Lightning Bolt

265 kW

capacity

up to 5,600 MWh​ generated to date*
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90

houses

powered annually
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Larkspur