See how the Phelan Piñon Hills Community Services District (PPHCSD) was able to repurpose a dairy farm to provide solar-powered water to desert communities.


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The Challenge

In the last few years, electricity rates have skyrocketed for the PPHCSD in San Bernardino County. The district needed to reduce energy costs to continue to provide water to area residents and businesses at competitive rates and maintain community services like parks and senior community centers.

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SunPower's Solution

Working with SunPower, PPHCSD built a 1.5 MW solar site on a retired dairy farm that now generates enough energy to offset 40 percent of the district’s water-related electricity costs through RESBCT, an innovative bill credit program that allows energy generated at one site to offset electricity costs of other meters in the same district.

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The Benefits

PPHCSD is now able to share the energy benefits from one solar array across the district to offset costs through its vast network of water wells and pumps, supplying water to thousands of residents in the Mojave Desert communities of Phelan and Piñon Hills.

Project Highlights

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