DRI Energy and the City of San Jose have completed the installation of a 1.24MW solar rooftop project in the city's Central Service Yard, US.

The solar system comprises of approximately 5,300 photovoltaic solar panels, and is deployed on the rooftops and new parking canopies at the City’s Central Service Yard.

The solar power systems, which were designed and constructed by DRI Energy, are expected to generate approximately 1.8 million kWh of electricity in the first year and 33 million kWh over 20 years.

The company said the solar power systems were financed and deployed by the city.

The City of San Jose has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy the power produced from each system, and will use all of the energy produced to offset demand for this solar facility from the grid.