October 12 (Renewables Now) - US-based Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) announced on Thursday that a 200-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in California contracted by the electricity provider has now broken ground.
The Wright Solar plant, as the PV facility is named, is expected to be up and running in late 2019. Its output, enough to meet the demand of more than 100,000 local homes annually, will be used exclusively to power a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agency in Central Valley.
Peninsula Clean Energy has a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) in place with Wright Solar Park LLC for the output of the plant.
The solar plant is owned by Centaurus Renewable Energy and with Clenera LLC acting as the construction and operations manager. Wright Solar is being constructed by Swinerton Renewable Energy and will create approximately 400 union jobs in Merced County, PCE noted.