8minutenergy finalises 328-MW solar farm in California
First Solar-powered PV park in California. Author: U.S. Department of the Interior.
8minutenergy Renewables LLC has completed the 328-MW DC Mount Signal 3 photovoltaic (PV) farm, which is the largest of the three facilities that make up the 800-MW Mount Signal solar cluster in California.
Swiss private asset manager Capital Dynamics owns Mount Signal 3 through its Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) business since last year. The solar farm entered the construction phase earlier in 2018 using modules supplied by First Solar, smart solar trackers by NEXTracker and inverters by TMEIC. Mortenson Construction acted as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.
The Mount Signal solar cluster is now roughly 80% complete, with both the 260-MW Mount Signal 1 and Mount Signal 3 up and running. The latest solar farm sells power to Southern California Edison under a long-term deal signed in 2014.