The Cameron Park Community Services District is moving forward with its plans to add solar panels in two Cameron Park locations â€” the Cameron Park Community Center and Fire Station 89.
After conducting site visits in mid January, solar consultantâ€™s ARC Alternatives introduced seven possible locations at the CPCSD Solar Ad Hoc Committee meeting held earlier this year.Â Meter data was collected and site layouts were completed for the Cameron Park Community Center, fire stations 88 and 89, Cameron Park Lake, Rasmussen Park, Christa McAuliffe Park and a 3-acres site at Bass Lake Road and Lambeth Drive.
The community center and Fire Station 89 proved to be the most cost-effective options when comparing roof size, ADA parking availability and number of trees at each location. The ARC presentation notes both the community center and the fire station have high energy needs. The community centerâ€™s annual energy bill is more than $75,000 and Station 89â€™s bill is more than $21,000 each year,
The cost for the project is yet to be determined, but Cameron Park CSD General Manager Jill Ritzman said the district expects to recoup its costs with savings that will occur by switching to solar. The districtâ€™s contract withÂ ARC Alternatives is $40,000.
The committee also decided LED Lighting should be updated at the Cameron Park Community Center.
Both projects will be presented to the CPCSD Board of Directors at its April meeting for final approval.