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November 3, 2021updated 08 Nov 2021 7:40am

MidAmerican Solar Star PV Park, US

By Carmen

MidAmerican Solar Star PV Park is a 579MW 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 2013.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 579 579 Active California, the US SunPower

Description

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

MidAmerican Solar Star PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 3,200 acres.

The project generates 842,931MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 255,000 households. The project cost is $2,500m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2013.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the MidAmerican Solar Star PV Park is sold to Southern California Edison under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years from 2013. The contracted capacity is 579MW.

Contractors Involved

SunPower was 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 company provided 1,720,000 modules each with 435W of nameplate capacity.

The project is utilising horizontal single axis trackers supplied by SunPower.

SunPower is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project for a period of 20 years.

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.

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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