SunPower seeks land permit for 49.5-MW Colorado solar park - report
Sep 9, 2013 - US photovoltaics (PV) maker SunPower Corp (NASDAQ:SPWR) needs to get a land use permit for a site in Colorado’s Alamosa County to build a 49.5-MW solar plant, the Valley Courier said on Saturday.
The application concerns a plot of 320 acres (129.5 ha) of rural land. The company is seeking a permit for a term of 35 years.
Interconnection facilities for the solar scheme are to be constructed by the Public Service Co of Colorado, according to the permit application.
SunPower will build a project substation that will collect power from the PV arrays at medium voltage and increases the voltage before feeding the electricity into utility Xcel Energy’s (NYSE:XEL) power grid.
At present, SunPower operates a 19-MW solar farm in Alamosa county together with Xcel Energy and a 30-MW plant, owned with Spanish renewable energy firm Iberdrola Renovables (MCE:IBR).
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