Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants Turn To Solar Power to Get Greener


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.

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Walter’s contributions to CleanTechies over the past 4 years have been instrumental in growing the publications social media channels via his ongoing editorial and data driven strategies. He is the founder and managing director of Sunflower Tax, a renewable energy tax and finance consultancy based in San Diego, California. Active in the San Diego clean technology community, participating in events sponsored by CleanTech San Diego, EcoTopics, and Cleantech Open San Diego, Walter has also been a presenter at numerous California Center for Sustainability (CCSE) programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course on energy taxation and policy.

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