Calico CSP Project Changing To PV Under New Ownership

K Road Power Holdings LLC, whose wholly owned subsidiary K Road Sun LLC acquired the Calico Solar Project from Tessera Solar North America Inc. earlier this week, has outlined new technology plans for the 850 MW facility.

Calico Solar, located near Barstow, Calif., has an interconnection agreement to supply 850 MW. Although 100 MW of Phase II will be reserved for new generations of SES SunCatcher technology – a concentrating solar power (CSP) technology – K Road plans to convert the first 750 MW to photovoltaic technology, according to William Kriegel, K Road's founder and CEO.

Kriegel says the switch to PV ensures ‘the project's immediate financeability, further reducing environmental impacts, and providing the lowest-cost solar production to help meet California's renewable portfolio standard.’

SOURCE: K Road Power

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