SunPower Corp. has started construction on the 102 MW Henrietta solar project in Kings County, Calif.
SunPower is employing its Oasis block-based power plant design at the approximately 670-acre Henrietta site. The technology includes a robotic solar panel cleaning capability that the company says 75% less water than traditional cleaning methods and can help improve system performance by up to 15%.
The Henrietta solar facility will generate power for Pacific Gas and Electric's customers under a long-term power purchase agreement. SunPower expects the plant to be operational by the end of 2016.