Frontier to sell output of 80 MW of solar projects to UC
Sep 9, 2014 - US company Frontier Renewables LLC said yesterday it had agreed to sell the output of two solar projects totalling 80 MW to the University of California (UC) for a period of 25 years.
The parties have entered into two 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will support UC’s sustainability initiative, which aims to establish it as the first research university to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025.
Two Frontier units, namely Five Points Solar Park LLC and Giffen Solar Park LLC, will build a 60-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park and a 20-MW plant, respectively, in Fresno County, California. Construction work will start in late 2015 and early 2016. The solar farms are seen to commence power production by the end of 2016. They will be able to generate some 206,000 MWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the annual power needs of about 30,000 households.
The California-based utility-scale projects developer noted that the two contracts represent the largest solar power purchase by a US higher education institution. The value of the deals was not disclosed.