SunPower Corp. has signed an agreement with Iberdrola Renewables to design and build a 30 MW photovoltaic solar power plant, the San Luis Valley Solar Ranch, on 216 acres of private, formerly agricultural land in Colorado's Alamosa County.
Construction is expected to begin this year, and the plant is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2011. Iberdrola Renewables is developing the solar ranch and will own and operate it. The company will sell the electricity under a long-term contract to Xcel Energy for distribution on the region's utility grid.
The plant will use SunPower E19 solar panels mounted on SunPower Tracker systems.
SOURCE: SunPower Corp.