Solar energy purchases in California add to the use of green energy in the state

SunPower recently announced it will supply NRG Solar with 54 megawatts of solar power technology, which will be used to support NRG's 26-megawatt Borrego Solar Project in San Diego County, California, along with other power developments.

"With more than 500 megawatts of SunPower power plants generating emission-free, affordable solar power around the globe today, our technology delivers guaranteed long-term performance," said Howard Wenger, SunPower president of regions.

SunPower and NRG are also working on another solar energy project in California. The two companies recently began construction on the 250-megawatt California Valley Solar Ranch, which will be located in San Luis Obispo County, California.

The CVSR project will be one of the largest central station photovoltaic solar plants in the world and will create roughly 350 jobs throughout construction and stimulate the economy of the surrounding area, adding $315 million in capital.

Another recent purchase of solar energy in California was by MidAmerican Energy Holdings, which acquired one of First Solar's solar farms in California, which is one of the largest in the state.

This is MidAmerican Energy's first venture into the solar energy market, but it has worked with other types of renewable energy before.

Author: Elysia Niemi

View All Articles

Posted in: Solar Energy

Tagged: , ,

Leave a comment Comment Arrow

No comments yet

The comments are closed.