LEMOORE, Calif. — The city of Lemoore and Chevron Energy Solutions are starting the construction of an expansive solar installation to power domestic water wells, a wastewater treatment plant, the Cinnamon Municipal Complex, Police Department and several other facilities throughout the city, according to a press release.

The project is expected to generate over 3 megawatts of electricity and reduce purchases from the electric utility by close to 100 percent for most of the facilities included.

Over its life, and after paying all its costs, Lemoore is expected to save close to $45 million, noted the release.

This will be the third project Chevron Energy Solutions has undertaken for the Lemoore in the past five years.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on August 29 at 11 a.m. at the city of Lemoore Civic Auditorium, 435 C Street.

The project is expected to be complete by May 2014.

Read the entire press release here.