The solar panels would then be built and begin operation in a year. Power produced by the solar panels would be enough to cater to the energy requirements of 250 homes.

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Redding has lots of sunny days, said Joe Wyse, vice president of administrative services for Shasta College.

The company is in the process of approving the money for the project, Paul Moreno, PG&E spokesman, said.

That’s a good-sized solar array, Moreno said. There are larger ones in the north state, but not many.

Wyse said that the state’s budget situation and bond freeze should not impact the project because it will be funded by a loan from the state.

Around Redding, the peak electrical demand comes in summer, Wyse said. That means the college’s solar system would provide power when it is needed the most.

It really works well to follow the demand, Wyse said.