Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has reached commercial operation of the 100 MW AC Mustang solar power project, located in Kings County, Calif.
“The commercial operation of the Mustang solar project continues a historic year that will see Recurrent Energy complete more than 1 GW of U.S. solar photovoltaic projects,” says Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar.
In 2015, Recurrent Energy secured a tax equity investment commitment for the Mustang project from U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp. (USBCDC).
“High-quality solar projects like Mustang are an important strategic investment for U.S. Bank, which provide jobs to local communities, while delivering clean, reliable energy to the state of California,” comments Adam Altenhofen, vice president of USBCDC.
The renewable energy generated by the Mustang project will be sold under long-term power purchase agreements to Sonoma Clean Power and MCE. Construction of the 1,000-acre project created 450 peak construction jobs. Blattner Energy served as the provider of engineering, procurement and construction services.