San Luis Valley Solar Ranch is a 35MW solar PV power project. It is located in Colorado, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in March 2012. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Avangrid and SunPower. The project is currently owned by Avangrid with a stake of 81.5%.

San Luis Valley Solar Ranch is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 220 acres.

The project generates 78,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 7,500 households. The project cost is $132.758m.

Development status

The project got commissioned in March 2012.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Xcel Energy under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors involved

Avangrid Renewables was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.

SunPower was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company provided 110,000 modules each with 320W of nameplate capacity.

SMA Solar Technology supplied 38 of its Sunny Central 800CP XT inverters to the project site.

SMA Solar Technology supplied 38 of its Sunny Central 800MV inverters to the project site.

The project is utilising trackers supplied by SunPower.

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About Avangrid

Avangrid, Inc. (AVANGRID), a subsidiary Iberdrola SA, is involved in generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It owns and operates electricity generation and natural gas storage utilities. The company is also engaged in distribution and transportation of natural gas. AVANGRID operates regulated utilities and electricity generation business through two primary lines of business networks, Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. It also operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities using onshore wind power and also solar, biomass and thermal power. The company primarily distributes electricity and natural gas in New York and New England. AVANGRID is headquartered in Orange, Connecticut, the US.

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. SunPower 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 and operates in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. SunPower is headquartered in San Jose, California, the US.


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