San Luis Valley Solar Ranch is a 30MW solar PV power project. It is located in Colorado, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in March 2012.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 30 30 Active Colorado, the US Avangrid; SunPower


The project was developed by Avangrid and SunPower. The project is currently owned by Avangrid.

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 EPC 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.

About Avangrid

Avangrid Inc (Avangrid), a subsidiary Iberdrola SA, is an energy and utility company. It owns and operates electricity generation and natural gas storage utilities. The company operates regulated utilities and electricity generation business through two primary lines of business networks, Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. It operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities using onshore wind power and also solar, biomass and thermal power. The company operates through its subsidiaries including Avangrid Renewables, LLC, Avangrid Networks, Inc, the Berkshire Gas Co, Central Maine Power Co and Connecticut Natural Gas Corp. It distributes electricity and natural gas in New York and New England. Avangrid is headquartered in 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. 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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