MidAmerican Solar and SunPower Corp. have installed the one millionth photovoltaic module for the Solar Star projects in Kern and Los Angeles counties in California. The projects are now delivering more than 170 MW to the California Independent System Operator Corp. grid.
The Solar Star projects are owned by MidAmerican Solar and are being constructed by SunPower, which also will provide operations and maintenance services. Construction on the projects began in 2013 and is expected to be complete by the end ofÂ 2015. When complete, the 579 MW projects are projected to have more than 1.7 million modules installed.
Southern California Edison is purchasing purchase electricity from the projects under two long-term power purchase agreements.
‘With the project more than halfway complete, installing the one millionth module marks a substantial achievement for all involved,’ says Bryan Whitcomb, general manager, MidAmerican Solar. ‘A project of this magnitude requires extraordinary teamwork to ensure it is successful in safely and reliably delivering renewable energy to California. We remain committed to working with our neighbors and local officials as we continue meeting our construction milestones.’