Teichert Aggregates installed a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine generator to deliver electricity on site at its sand and gravel operation in western San Joaquin County, located just south of Tracy, California
Teichert Aggregates installed a 1.5-megawatt wind turbine generator to deliver electricity on site at its sand and gravel operation in western San Joaquin County, located just south of Tracy, Calif. The first on-site installation of utility-scale wind equipment at an industrial facility in the California Central Valley, the 390-ft.-tall General Electric wind turbine will supply up to 20% of electricity consumed by the operation. Concurrently, Teichert will be removing the equivalent of 1,300 metric tons of CO2 from the environment annually, an impact equivalent to planting approximately 300 acres of trees in the community.
The approximately $4 million project was financed and developed by Foundation Windpower of San Francisco. The Foundation assessed the wind resource, selected equipment, organized installation, and secured construction financing and tax equity investment.