UC Davis West Village Planned to be the Largest Zero-Net Energy Community in the U.S.

May 28, 2011

The guaranteed performance of high efficiency SunPower technology, which generates more electricity per square meter than any other photovoltaic product on the market, will reliably deliver enough clean, emission-free power to ensure West Village achieves its zero net energy goals,” said Jim Pape, president of SunPower’s residential and commercial business group, in a press release. “We applaud the aspirations of this unique community, and are confident it will serve as a model for similar developments around the world.”

This solar powered system will provide enough power to avoid more than 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, the equivalent of taking 9,000 car from California of the roads over the 25-year life of the system, according to estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“Using aggressive energy efficiency measures and on-site renewable energy generation to meet community energy demand, this holistic approach offers new solutions in the design and construction of large-scale sustainable communities,” Zail said.

Sources: PR Newswire, UC Davis West Village

Photos Source: UC Davis West Village