Blue Oak Energy Builds 4.2 MW Utility Scale Solar Facilities in Gridley, CA

Blue Oak Energy completed this 4.2MWp utility scale solar power generation facility in Gridley, California. (Photo: Business Wire)

DAVIS, Calif.--()--Blue Oak Energy, a commercial and utility photovoltaic system engineering and construction company, has completed the delivery of a 4.2 MWp utility scale solar power generation facility in Gridley, California. The electricity generated by the Gridley solar facility will be directed to two members of the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) through separate energy meters: the City of Gridley and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The project was developed by LightBeam Energy, Inc.

The Gridley solar facility is a ground-mounted solar electric system comprised of 17,584 solar panels manufactured by Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL). The solar modules are mounted on a single-axis tracker system which follows the daily movement of the sun to increase energy harvest. The solar energy facility is monitored and scheduled by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) through a secure remote information gateway.

Residents of Gridley, a picturesque community nestled at the foot of the world's smallest mountain range, the Sutter Buttes, appreciated that the project construction utilized local labor and local suppliers, and will generate clean power for the City of Gridley.

“We were fortunate to have worked closely with Blue Oak Energy and its team on this project," mentioned Rick Lavezzo, CEO of Arraycon. “Arraycon was pleased to be able to contribute to the design of the system, and to leverage its experience to provide efficiencies in the installation.”

“We are thrilled to have delivered this important project,” explained Tobin Booth, CEO of Blue Oak Energy. “This project will generate power economically for NCPA’s customers every year for the next twenty plus years. We are thankful for the diligence and efforts from the City of Gridley, the NCPA, Arraycon and LightBeam Energy, Inc.”

About Blue Oak Energy

Blue Oak Energy was founded on a singular belief, that the transition to clean, renewable energy is an irreversible and irresistible trend. Since 2003, the company has worked to build a world-class technical team, focused solely on the design, construction, and maintenance of photovoltaic systems in the United States. The company recently celebrated two important milestones: its first decade in business, and the engineering of more than 400MW of operational solar projects deployed in the United States. For more information about Blue Oak Energy and commercial and utility scale solar electric systems, visit

About Arraycon

For more than a decade, the members of Arraycon have been dedicated to improving the methods used in construction of solar energy plants around the world. With more than 320 MW of installations in the USA, Canada, Spain, and Italy, Arraycon has acquired unparalleled experience with driven-pile foundations, electrical and mechanical installations, and construction management of large-scale solar plants.

About LightBeam Energy, Inc.

LightBeam Energy, Inc. is an independent electric power producer providing renewable and clean energy to institutional and commercial customers under long-term power purchase agreements. The company is driven by the need for the world to successfully deploy and operate renewable energy projects in the US and abroad. With experience in energy, project finance, real estate development, and asset management, LightBeam is uniquely qualified to coordinate every detail of its projects with precision, on time, and within budget.

About NCPA

Headquartered in Roseville, California, NCPA is a not-for-profit joint powers agency that represents and provides support for its member communities and districts in Northern and Central California. NCPA was founded in 1968 as a forum through which community-owned utilities could work together to make investments to ensure an affordable, reliable and clean future energy supply for the electric ratepayers served by its members.

Blue Oak Energy is a registered trademark of Blue Oak Energy, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Tara McDermott, 530-747-2026 ext. 200

Release Summary

Blue Oak Energy, a commercial and utility photovoltaic system engineering and construction company, has completed the delivery of a 4.2MWp utility scale solar power generation facility in Gridley, CA.


Blue Oak Energy
Tara McDermott, 530-747-2026 ext. 200