Solar capacity in development
Solar capacity awarded
Solar capacity in the pipeline
We recently completed a 4.78MW floating solar project for the City of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, CA. The city is a forward-thinking utility and a great partner. The system satisfies ~8% of the city’s electric needs, reduces harmful algae blooms, and improves the quality of the water to recycled-water users, including local vineyards and farms.
- 4.78MW, the largest floating system deployed in US
- Supplies 8% of Healdsburgs energy consumption
- 6.5 million kilowatt-hours produced Annually
- Reduction in algae population and blooms
- Increased water retention
- $Millions in savings for the City of Healdsburg
Holding back 1.6 billion cubic meters of water, the Urra hydroelectric dam is one of the largest in Colombia. A push for diversification in energy generation opened the door to Noria Energy and floating solar with natural hydroelectric synergies. When operational, the system will be the first of its kind in the country and supply energy to the region of Cordoba.
- 1.5 MW integrated with hydroelectric generation
- 1st system of its kind developed in Colombia
- 5,600 panels extending over 1.7 hectares
- Increased hydroelectric production from reduced evaporation
- Resilient energy generation through diversification
Noria Energy has partnered with the University of California Davis and the Department of Energy (DOE) for the development of integrated water treatment and floating solar. The UC Davis system uses aerators that leverage the mechanical structure of the system and can be powered using clipped energy that would otherwise be discarded to significantly improve water quality. This combination not only produces low-cost renewable energy but also helps to repair stratified water bodies, prevent algae blooms, and increase dissolved oxygen.
- Takes advantage of “free” clipped power from the system
- Small footprint that doesn’t take away from the pond’s aesthetics
- Partnered with UC Davis and DOE
- Shows a proof of concept and steps forward for further R&D
The Canal Alliance works with Latino immigrants and their families in San Rafael, CA. Their mission is to break the generational cycle of poverty for Latino immigrants and their families by lifting barriers to their success. As part of this mission, they own and manage several multi-unit buildings for low-income families. Their tenants pay a larger than average percentage of income on energy costs. Noria energy decided to do something to help. Company founders Jon, Jairo, and Alex spearheaded the donation of solar panels, inverters, and development funds within the community. We partnered with GRID Alternatives to manage and build the project. The result was a 34 kW solar system saving tenants a significant amount of money and demonstrating the potential of renewable energy. Energy and equity remain important issues in our company culture.