The City of Holtville in parched Southern California will soon get its own Floating Solar System. The system will supply the needs of the local Government Requirements and will be floating on a drinking water reservoir. Infratech is proud of its association with the City and the benefits that the town can get from the plant. We welcome other councils to take a look at the plant.
The deployment of the one megawatt (1MW) floating solar system – which includes 276 rafts, 3576 panels and 12 treatment pumps, and will generate an estimated 20 per cent more power than a fixed land-based system – will power Holtville’s new water treatment facility. The system will save this precious commodity from evaporation as well as improve the quality of the water and reduce the council’s reliance on fossil fuels and treatment chemicals. Holtville is known as the “Winter Salad Bowl” of the United States, with the agricultural heartland relied on to produce more than 80 crops.