EDF Renewable Energy puts online 110-MW California solar park
Aug 23, 2013 - EDF Renewable Energy, former enXco, Thursday said it had put on stream its 110-MW Catalina solar park, bringing its operated capacity in California to 730 MW.
EDF Renewable Energy is a unit of French EDF Energies Nouvelles -- the renewable energy arm of French utility EDF (EPA:EDF).
The Catalina solar farm, built in California's Kern county features 82 MW of solar modules of Japan’s Solar Frontier and 61 MW of modules made by US-based First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR). The given module capacity is in direct current (DC). Spanning on an area of 900 acres (367 ha), the scheme includes a 7.2-mile (11.6-kilometer) transmission line connecting the solar plant to a nearby station. US engineering and construction firm Bechtel was in charge of the construction, which began in May 2012.
EDF Renewable Services will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services to the solar park. The installation will operate under a 25-year power purchase agreement with utility San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E).
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