ForeFront Power received two 2021 Top Project of the Year Awards from Environment + Energy Leader for its solar projects developed in partnership with the California County of San Luis Obispo and the City of Ames, Iowa.
The County of San Luis Obispo County Operations Center 1.2-megawatt (MW) ground-mounted solar system received a Top Project of the Year Award for its benefits related to cleaner energy production, energy savings, greenhouse gas emissions reductions and cost savings. As the largest solar project in the County, the project represents a massive sustainability initiative that will provide the County of San Luis Obispo with over a million dollars of energy savings over the next 20 years. One judge stated, “This solar project in San Luis Obispo County is an important first step towards the implementation of more renewable energy projects in this and other counties.”
The City of Ames’ SunSmart Ames community solar project received a Top Project of the Year Award for driving renewable energy adoption and demonstrating a commitment to sustainability within the Ames community. The community solar project allows any municipal electric customer to opt for locally-generated solar energy by purchasing shares of the facility’s production called “Power Packs.” One judge stated, “This is a very useful project and helps promote green projects by those who may not otherwise be able to support their own independent projects”
The Environment + Energy Leader Awards program works with unaffiliated judges who score entries based on rigorous criteria. Top products and projects were selected from across a variety of industries based on their success in providing significant sustainability and energy management results. The complete list of the winning products and projects were published in the 2021 Environment + Energy Leader Awards e-book.