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Posted on: July 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City seeks proposals for ground-mounted solar at Public Works site

An image of an empty lot of land next to the Public Works facility.

The City of Faribault is seeking proposals from interested firms that are capable of designing, engineering, installing, and maintaining a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) project at the City’s Public Works facility, 1200 Belview Ave., Faribault.

The City believes on-site PV power generation will provide a long-term financial benefit by reducing energy costs through reduction of peak demand loads and daily energy consumption at the site. The program will provide high-quality power with minimal environmental impact. Through on-site PV solar generation, the City hopes to:

  • Reap the financial benefits of more affordable electricity at minimal cost.
  • Reduce environmental impact.
  • Provide an example of successful renewable energy generation and showcase the City as a leader in development of renewable energy sources.

The City Public Works facility currently uses approximately 36,491 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month, with an average monthly demand of approximately 97.6 kilowatts (kW). The City has determined that photovoltaic systems can be successfully installed at this location, with emphasis in providing ground-mounted solar on an approximately 2.5-acre area. The site location is just northeast of the facility and has been recently cleared and graded.

To see the request for proposal in its entirety, visit the RFP webpage. 

Below are a number of important dates as part of the RFP process. 

Dates are as follows:

Site visit: Aug. 14

Question deadline: Aug. 14

Proposal deadline: Aug. 25

Shortlist identified: Sept. 8

InterviewsSept. 13

Decision: Sept. 21


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