The 7.5-megawatt (MW) solar energy farm located on Riverside, Calif.’s former Tequesquite Landfill is now operational. The city’s total solar generation has soared past the 25-MW mark – five years ahead of schedule.
“Riverside reaching the 25-MW milestone is especially impressive because it was not too long ago that one megawatt was an ambitious goal,” Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey says. “The fact that we are reaching 25 megawatts five years ahead of schedule speaks volumes about our commitment to green energy and sustainability.”
Formed in 2005 by Bailey’s predecessor, Ronald O. Loveridge, the Clean & Green Task Force looked for ways to improve the city’s appearance while making city practices more sustainable. The task force is made up of local leaders and city personnel.