Desert Quartzite Solar PV Park is a 450MW solar PV power project. It is planned in California, the US. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in March 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 450 450 Permitting California, the US Desert Quartzite


The project is being developed by Desert Quartzite and is currently owned by EDF Renewables North America.

Desert Quartzite Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is planned over 2,673 acres.

The project is expected to supply enough clean energy to power 163,000 households, to offset 669,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is expected to be around $1,000m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by March 2023.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Clean Power Alliance under a power purchase agreement for a period of 15 years, starting from 2024.

Contractors Involved

First Solar will be the supplier of PV modules for the solar power project.

Desert Quartzite is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the solar PV power project.


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