Leading CIS thin-film PV producer Solar Frontier has said Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy have agreed to purchase its 15MW PV power plant currently under construction Kern County, California.
The PV power plant, named Morelos del Sol, located in Kern County, California was said to have started construction in July, 2015 and commercial operation is expected in late November this year.
The project will use approximately 111,744 CIS modules mounted on single-axis trackers. The project developer is Solar Frontier Americas Development LLC, a division of Solar Frontier Americas.
According to Southern Power, the project is its eighth solar acquisition in California, which teamed with Ted Turner, owner of Turner Renewable Energy, through a subsidiary in January 2010, focused on developing and investing in large-scale PV projects in the Southwest region of the US, which brings its overall PV capacity to more than 320MW.
DEPCOM Power was said by Southern Power to be providing engineering, procurement and construction services and would also operate and maintain the facility for Southern Power, which has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pacific Gas & Electric Company.