Jan 13, 2023

City of Downey Wins APWA Award - B.E.S.T Project of the Year for Implementation of Solar Energy

Downey, CA - December 30, 2022

The City of Downey has been recognized with the APWA B.E.S.T Project of the Year award for their successful implementation of solar energy throughout the municipality. This award was given by the American Public Works Association (APWA), an organization dedicated to the advancement of public works throughout the United States.

The solar energy project was developed and installed by Onyx Renewable Partners, a leading national renewable and clean energy solutions company headquartered in NYC. The project involved the installation of solar PV and battery storage systems on various municipal buildings and facilities, such as City Hall, the library, and the police station. The solar panels generate clean energy and help reduce the city's carbon footprint.

The APWA B.E.S.T (Building Excellence in Safety, Transportation, and Infrastructure) award recognizes exceptional projects that demonstrate excellence in construction, management, and administration. The City of Downey's solar energy project was selected for its innovative approach to promoting sustainability, as well as its positive impact on the community.

“It was a great pleasure working with the Onyx Renewables team on the City of Downey’s $10 million Solar Energy Improvement Project," said Delfino Consunji, Director of Public Works for Downey. "Onyx Renewables was very professional and collaborative throughout the planning, design, construction and commissioning of our six facilities. They worked with us tirelessly in order to achieve the highest possible energy cost savings for the City. I will not hesitate to work with them in the future.”

Onyx Renewable Partners also expressed their appreciation for the award and partnership with the City of Downey. "We are honored to be part of this project and to help the City of Downey achieve their sustainability goals," said Onyx CEO, Mary Beth Mandanas. "On-site renewable energy generation is one of many solutions that we are implementing to help our customers transition to a clean energy future."

The City of Downey's solar energy project is just one of many initiatives the city is taking to promote sustainability and reduce its environmental impact. This award serves as a recognition of the city's commitment to creating a more sustainable future.

Learn more about the solar+storage portfolio Onyx completed for the City of Downey here!