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June 10, 2017

Long Beach Moves Forward on Solar Panel Project

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June 8, 2017

Solar Panels Power up School District Sites

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March 23, 2016

Construction Set to Begin for Oceanside Solar Projects

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March 17, 2016

Central School District, Constellation, and PFMG Solar Dedicate 1.5-Megawatt Solar Generation Project

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July 8, 2015

PFMG Solar’s Focus On Schools Goes Beyond The Bottom Line

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June 9, 2015

Leading SoCal Solar Developer Introduces Its New Name: PFMG Solar

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April 21, 2015

Diamond Ranch to Become First-Ever PUSD School to Install Solar Panels

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March 11, 2015

Scholarship Awarded to Gabrielino High School Senior

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February 27, 2015

Chaffey Joint Union High School District, Constellation and PsomasFMG Dedicate 6.7 Megawatt Solar Generation Project

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November 1, 2014

Solar Project to Save Central School District $6 Million

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January 1 2014

PsomasFMG and Constellation have Entered into an Agreement

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October 7 2013

Solar Project to save Redondo Beach Schools

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February 20, 2013

PsomasFMG puts in Servicea 10.65 MW Portfolio of Solar Projects

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June 28, 2012

County of Orange and PsomasFMG Celebrate Installation of Solar Power System at 5 County Sites

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June 22, 2012

Surf City Solar Firm Turns Long Ties into Profit

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May 4, 2012

WM. S Hart Union High School District and PsomasFMG Celebrate Installation of Solar Power System at 9 Schools

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March 6, 2012

PsomasFMG and NRG Solar to Build Distributed Solar Projects in California

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November 3, 2011

Palmdale School District and PsomasFMG Celebrate Installation of Solar Power System at 18 School Sites

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October 27, 2011

Largest School – Based Solar Project in the U.S. Completed

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March/April 2011

Distributed Energy – From Possible to Probable

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February 25, 2011

The Orange County Register – 9 Site Solar Deal to Create 290 Jobs

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February 23, 2011

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal – How Solar Power is Saving Schools

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6/10/17

Long Beach Moves Forward on Solar Panel Project

The rooftops of up to 15 city structures could soon be dotted with solar panels, generating clean energy in effort to reduce the city’s carbon footprint.

 

The City Council this week green-lighted talks with PFMG Solar to iron out a power purchase agreement for the project, expected to save several million dollars in electricity costs over the next two decades, according to city documents.

 

As part of the deal, the Huntington Beach-based firm will cover all costs to design, install and maintain the solar panel systems, which PFMG would own; the city would then purchase 100 percent of the power generated for up to 25 years, depending on the specific terms tied to each installation.

 

Public Works Director Craig Beck said this is the second go-round on this agreement, first approved in 2014 with SunEdison, a firm that later declared bankruptcy amid the design process. The city initiated a new bid process in 2016, and selected PFMG Solar to do the work.

 

“I feel Long Beach is a little bit behind the curve in adding solar to its facilities so I am really happy we are getting to the point of creating some green power in the city,” he said.

 

PFMG is the same firm that developed a system of solar panels recently installed on 12 carport structures at the Port of Long Beach as part of an ongoing $1.3 billion project to upgrade two old container terminals at the port.

 

Details of the city agreement are still a bit foggy because each proposed site needs to be evaluated before a solar panel system could be designed and installed, Beck said. Right now, Long Beach is looking at up to 15 city structures, including the rooftops of several parking garages — sites that could help reduce the “heat island” effect often generated in dense, urban areas.

 

“When you start looking at opportunities to place solar panels, garages and parking lots are great places,” he said.

 

Included in the list of potential sites are the City Place, Aquarium of the Pacific and Pike parking structures. Beck said the Long Beach Airport, Health Department and Gas & Oil Department buildings will likely be the first sites finalized by the city. He said he’s hopeful the city will have something concrete in the next 90 days so construction can begin.

 

“There is a fear out there about how long these solar incentives will remain in place, so we are ready to start fast-tracking this.”

 

By Courtney Tompkins, Long Beach Press Telegram

 

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