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Victorville Solar Power Generating Station, California

Announcement of Contract

August 2005

Initial Phase Comes Online

January 2009

Start of Operation (500MW output)

December 2012


500 MW, to be expanded to 850 MW


Mojave Desert, 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles


1,800ha (4,500ac)

Estimated Investment

Under $700m (Solar Stirling systems cost around $14000/kW)

Duration of Agreement

20 years

Plant Owner

Southern California Edison (SCE)

Equipment Supply

Stirling Energy Systems (SES)

Plant Type

Solar dish driving Stirling engine

Estimated Annual Energy

1,047GWh (for 500MW) 1,780GWh (for 850MW)

Estimated Capacity Factor


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