SOLON Corp., a provider of turnkey solar power plants, says commercial operation has begun for a 15 MW solar photovoltaic station that the company developed in collaboration with California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E).
The project is part of PG&E's 250 MW utility-owned generation PV program, a five-year plan for the construction of utility-owned solar PV stations. SOLON previously constructed PG&E's Vaca-Dixon solar PV pilot project in late 2009.
Construction of this 15 MW project began in May 2011, led by SOLON's engineering, procurement and construction services. The system uses SOLON's Velocity MW cluster concept with fixed-tilt mounting, along with over 75,000 SOLON solar panels.
The solar station is located on approximately 100 acres of land near Fresno in central California and employed approximately 125 local workers, including 75 from IBEW Local 1245, SOLON notes.