Project Introduction

Project Name: Placentia Veterans Village

Location: Placentia, California

Installed: January 2020

Installer: California Solar Integrators, Inc. dba Cal Solar



The City of Placentia partnered with the County of Orange, Mercy Housing California, and New Directions to plan, design, construct and administer the Placentia Veterans Village, a permanent supportive housing development that  serves military veterans who are homeless or disabled.

California is home to nearly 2 million veterans. Approximately 137,000 veterans live in Orange County. There is an estimated 3,500 homeless veterans in Orange County and over 6,000 Orange County veterans are unemployed at any given time.

The development site is a 3.65-acre unimproved site comprised of two parcels, one is owned by the Orange County Flood Control District and the adjacent parcel is owned by a private party. The Development is located adjacent to a newly constructed street located near the intersection of Orangethorpe Avenue and Lakeview Avenue; north of the Atwood Flood Control Channel. The current property is vacant and has frequently been used for illegal dumping. The new Development will improve the property significantly while addressing a need in Orange County and throughout the nation.

The Development includes 50 furnished apartment homes (49 for veterans and 1 for one-site management unit), a courtyard, community garden, recreation room, energy efficient design and appliances, computer room, and resident services offices. The state-of-the-art development is LEED Gold, utilizing energy efficient design principles and building materials.

Funding for the project came from a variety of sources, including a federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit, California Proposition 41, a conventional mortgage (relying on a HUD VASH subsidy), Project Based HUD VASH and/or Project Based Section 8 – Orange County Housing Authority, and a pending City of Placentia Development Impact Fee Deferral.


Project Summary:

Location: 1925 Veterans Way, Placentia, California 92870

Pump Station: SunEarth Solar Station XL
Solar Collectors: (8) 4' x 10' SunEarth Thermoray (TRB-40) Flat Plate Collectors

Rated Power Output Per Thermal System: 327.2ft2 / 10.76 * 0.7 = 21.29 kW

Yearly Energy Output (kWh): 21.29*5.13*.44*365 = 17,540.36 kwh

System Format: Solar pre-heated water

Contact Information: 

SunEarth  www.sunearthinc.com

California Solar Integrators, Inc. dba Cal Solar http://www.calsolarinc.com/


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