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November 26, 2021

California Valley Solar Ranch, US

By Carmen

California Valley Solar Ranch is a 250MW solar PV power project. It is located in California, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in October 2012.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 250 250 Active California, the US SunPower


The project was developed by SunPower and is currently owned by Clearway Energy with a stake of 100%.

California Valley Solar Ranch is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 1,500 acres.

The project generates 650,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 100,000 households, offsetting 336,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $1,600m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in October 2012.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Pacific Gas and Electric under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years, starting from 2012.

Contractors Involved

Bechtel and SunPower were selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

SunPower was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project.

The California Valley Solar Ranch (California Valley Solar Ranch – 1) is utilising horizontal single axis trackers supplied by SunPower.

The California Valley Solar Ranch (California Valley Solar Ranch – 2) is utilising horizontal single axis trackers supplied by SunPower.

The California Valley Solar Ranch (California Valley Solar Ranch – 3) is utilising horizontal single axis trackers supplied by SunPower.

NRG Energy and SunPower were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

About SunPower

SunPower Corp (SunPower) is a provider of solar technology and energy services. The company manufactures, develops and distributes AC panels, micro invertors, batteries and others. It also engineers, procures, finances, constructs and maintains solar power plants to generate power from solar panels. SunPower also offers rooftop, carports, grid equipment controllers and micro inverters, among others. The company sells its solar power solutions through various means including cash sales and long-term leases, EPC services, third-party global dealer network and O&M services. SunPower serves businesses, residential customers, governments and educational institutions. The company operates in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. SunPower is headquartered in San Jose, California, the US.


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