Developed and deployed by Siemens Building Technologies Division, the 1.4MW solar PV array will generate enough electricity to power the County’s correctional facilities.

Merced County contracted with Siemens group to deliver the solar PV system, designed to provide about 70% of the facilities’ peak electricity consumption.

Additionally, Siemens delivered comprehensive lighting upgrades to the entire complex, a project element that will yield significant energy efficiencies and help maximize the project’s overall return on investment.

The county’s solar array is designed to generate enough power to offset the correctional facilities’ electricity consumption.

Two triangular-shaped arrays deploying 6,272 solar panels were installed on 4.5 acres adjacent to the John Latorraca Correctional Facility and the Iris Garrett Juvenile Justice Correctional Complex.

One array produces 600kW and the other 800kW of electricity.

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is engaged in safe and energy efficient buildings and infrastructures.