Commend California Wastewater Treatment Plant for Use of Solar Energy

Target: Governor of California, Jerry Brown

Goal: Commend the Moorepark Wastewater Treatment Plant for its installation of a new emissions-free solar array.

The Moorepark Wastewater Treatment Plant of Ventura County, California, recently completed a 1.1MW solar array in order to help meet its energy needs sustainably. The solar project is the largest publicly owned system in the county and will help the county to achieve substantial cost savings. Commend the treatment plant for its use of renewable solar energy.

REC Solar, an industry leader in photovoltaic installations, designed and constructed the Moorpark array. AECOM, widely known for its professional technical support work, provided management support services for the project. Ventura County provided stringent guidelines for the venture to ensure that the solar array has a longer-than-typical lifespan, which were met by REC Solar. REC provided custom solutions making certain the project will provide power for Moorpark decades into the future, while keeping the removal of system components and material use in mind, guaranteeing a truly environmentally friendly project from all standpoints.

Ryan Work, Business Development Manager for REC Solar, commented on the Moorpark array: “This project is a prime example of how the solar industry is evolving to meet a diverse range of customer needs,” he said. “Increased flexibility in the construction, permitting and lifespan of a system is essential to meet varied government requirements. By working closely with both public and private partners like AECOM and Ventura County, we can develop custom systems for any situation and help municipalities start saving taxpayer money with solar today.”

The treatment plant is complete with an observation deck where Ventura County citizens can visit to learn about the sustainable advantages of solar energy. The plant has brought AECOM and REC into its educational efforts as well, working with the companies to offer informational materials about the benefits of renewable energy, from community sustainability to tax merits. The new array will provide the wastewater treatment facility with 75% of its energy requirements, generating more than 2,235MWh every year.

Through its installation of this new solar array, the Moorpark Wastewater Treatment Plant is reducing pollution, saving money and encouraging large-scale community awareness of sustainable energy alternatives. The well-rounded construction efforts helped by REC and AECOM have ensured that the project has little to no impact on the environment from start to finish. Sign this petition to ask California Governor Jerry Brown to commend the Moorpark Wastewater Treatment Plant for its installation of this new solar array.


Dear Governor Brown,

The Moorpark Wastewater Treatment Plant of Ventura County has recently had a 1.1MW solar array installed in order to help meet its energy needs. The new system will generate over 2,235MWh of emissions free electricity annually, and cover 75% of the facilities power requirements. REC Solar and AECOM worked with the treatment plant to provide design, construction and technical support services, helping to bring this venture to fruition.

Additionally, these companies are working together with the plant to help raise community awareness of the benefits of sustainable energy. The plant has installed the solar array complete with an observation deck and is working to provide educational materials and signs in order to help raise community awareness of the advantages of renewable sources of power. The treatment plant is doing a service to the environment and the community through its installation of the new solar array. I urge you to commend the Moorpark Wastewater Treatment Plant for its environmentally-conscious work.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Ruth Rogers says:

    Signed! Super good work to the treatment plant– those who did the work! Good petition.

  2. I agree, but we all need to appreciate that adding Solar on their house is an purchase that could boost the actual valuation of their building if / when they make a choice to sell. With the environment the way it is going we cannot disregard any solution that offers free electricity at no cost to both the client and more significantly the environment!

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