Southern California Edison (SCE) has inaugurated a 5 MW PV plant in Porterville, Calif. The new generating station, the utility's first ground-mounted PV installation, covers 32 acres of land that SCE has leased from the City of Porterville.
Construction and testing of the 29,426-panel solar array near the Porterville Municipal Airport took about six months and created 125 jobs, according to the utility. The new Central Valley solar station is connected directly to the utility's neighborhood power circuits.
SOURCE: Southern California Edison