Water and wasterwater facilities in California, Arizona and Nevada will be enjoying the benefits of solar power thanks to a new partnership struck with Kennedy/Jenks. Water treatment is an energy-hungry method, therefore introducing clean, renewable energy can reduce its environmental footprint.
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants are veterans of the water and wastewater business, in operation since 1919. The company serves 250 facilities in California. “We are very pleased to be able to offer such an important energy solution to our clients,” said Lynn Takaichi, Chairman of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.
“In the current environment of cost cutting and focus on sustainability, solar is an attractive solution for water and wastewater treatment facilities, and Gehrlicher is a proven leader in the development, design and construction of photovoltaic (PV) systems.”
Gehrlicher, who will be facilitating financing, said there may be a potential of 10 to 15 MW in solar capacity per year installed in the water and wastewater treatment market sector.
Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.