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November 29, 2021

Great Valley Solar project, US

By Carmen

Great Valley Solar project is a 200MW 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 May 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 200 200 Active California, the US Recurrent Energy; Sempra Renewables

Description

The project was developed by Recurrent Energy and Sempra Renewables. The project is currently owned by Consolidated Edison Development with a stake of 100%.

Great Valley Solar project is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 1,633 acres.

The project generates 582,259MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 90,000 households, offsetting 451,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $382.32m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in May 2018.

Power Purchase Agreement

MCE, Pacific Gas and Electric, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Southern California Edison are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

Canadian Solar was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 857,670 modules at the site.

The inverters were procured from Sungrow Power Supply for the project.

The project is utilising single axis trackers supplied by Array Technologies.

About Recurrent Energy

Recurrent Energy LLC (Recurrent Energy) a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc, is a clean energy company that develops utility-scale solar and energy storage projects. The company specializes in the development and operation solar energy projects that generate electricity. It has solar projects in North America. Recurrent Energy’s projects include Rosamond 1, Rosamond 2, Victor Phelan, Gillespie, Sunningdale 1, Apollo, Mustang and Garland project, and among others. The company has operations in the US and Canada. Recurrent Energy is headquartered in San Francisco, California, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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