Capital Dynamic, 8minute power up 121-MW solar park in California
The Springbok solar plant. Source: 8minutenergy Renewables LLC
US solar developer 8minutenergy Renewables LLC and private asset manager Capital Dynamics on Tuesday announced the launch of commercial operations at the 121-MW DC Springbok 3 Solar Farm in California.
Located in Kern County, the power plant is the third and last stage of the 448-MW DC Springbok cluster, which also includes the Springbok 1 and Springbok 2 plants. Capital Dynamics bought a majority stake in the third phase of the scheme from 8minutenergy in September 2018.
Springbok 3 will be selling its output to the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), on behalf of its member the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), under a 27-year contract that can be extended for a further three years. The power plant is equipped with a 1.5-MWh lithium-ion battery system.
The 121-MW solar farm is expected to generate enough electricity to meet the demand of over 150,000 Los Angeles households per year.
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