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SC-OR and the SUN

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Solar panel installation at SC-OR (2002)



SC-OR led all of Butte County and the Nation into the SOLAR AGE by constructing a 500 KW solar power plant in 2002.  Today, covering the 3 acre site are 2,218 solar panels that convert sunlight directly into electricity, cutting SC-OR's electric bill by 40%.



Solar panels, solar field
SC-OR's original 520 KW solar array, the first large solar power plant in Butte County. (photo courtesy of SPF Solar, Inc.)