Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, intends to construct a new 48 MW expansion of its existing photovoltaic power generation facility near Boulder City, Nev., about 40 miles southeast of Las Vegas.
The combined 58 MW installation would become the largest operational photovoltaic solar power facility in North America, Sempra says. Construction will commence after Sempra Generation contracts to sell the facility's power output. The project could be operational by late 2010.
Sempra Generation has agreed that Tempe, Ariz.-based First Solar will be the engineering, procurement and construction contractor. Upon completion, the project, called Copper Mountain Solar, will utilize nearly 1 million photovoltaic panels.
SOURCE: Sempra Energy