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Rio Linda solar farm The 90.86 vacant acres zoned for a solar farm are located on West 6th Street in Rio Linda.

RIO LINDA, CA—​Due to the California Public Utilities Commission implementing the California Long-Term Energy-Efficiency Strategy Plan for new residential buildings to be net zero energy by 2020 and new commercial buildings to be net zero energy by 2030, demand for cost-effective and efficient renewable sources of energy will be an accelerating trend in the future. With California leading this renewable energy revolution, it will be a top growth industry spurring increased demand for solar power.

In many respects, Northern California is leading that charge. Most recently,​ escrow closed on 90.86 vacant and solar-ready acres located on West 6th Street in Rio Linda, south of West Elverta Road. The four Sacramento County parcels sold were approved by the county in 2010 for a 10 megawatt solar farm. The seller was Bernik Family Trust.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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