Tenaska buys 160MW Silverleaf solar project

27 August 2012 (Last Updated August 27th, 2012 18:30)

Tenaska Solar Ventures (TSV), an affiliate of US-based Tenaska, has bought the proposed 160MW Silverleaf photovoltaic solar project in Southern California from Agile Solar and Bregal Energy for an undisclosed sum.

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Tenaska Solar Ventures (TSV), an affiliate of US-based Tenaska, has bought the proposed 160MW Silverleaf photovoltaic solar project in Southern California from Agile Solar and Bregal Energy for an undisclosed sum.

The project, which is currently under development, will be named the Tenaska Silverleaf Solar Energy Center once completed.

The project is located on 1,100 acres of agricultural land adjacent to a 150MW solar generating facility, and is being developed by an affiliate of TSV.

Steve Johnson, Tenaska development vice president, said the firm has 25 years of experience bringing energy projects to the finish line.

"This record and Agile Energy's expertise create a strong, innovative team that will build on Tenaska's solar energy development momentum. Together, we will help California electricity providers meet the state's renewables portfolio standard," Johnson added.

Glen Davis, Agile Energy chief executive, said his company's vision of developing a major solar generating station in the Imperial Valley will now be realised with the backing of Tenaska.

"We're excited to be working with one of the premier companies in our industry to bring Silverleaf into operation," Davis said.

Construction of the project is scheduled to begin in 2014, with commercial operation targeted for 2015.

Tenaska has so far developed approximately 9,000MW of electric generating capacity throughout the US.


Image: A 160MW solar project is currently under construction in Imperial Valley, California. Photo: courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net.