E.ON starts construction on 20-MW solar project in Kern County, Calif.

E.ON Solar announced that Maricopa West, a 20-MW AC solar project in Kern County, Calif., has entered the construction phase.

Maricopa West occupies land in Southern California purchased by E.ON Solar from Maricopa Orchards, LLC. The solar park will utilize a single-axis tracking system and consist of 89,000 photovoltaic panels. It will be fully operational later this year.

E.ON“The start of construction of the Maricopa West project is the result of the shared vision and hard work of E.ON’s Solar team, which has established a track-record of engineering best-in-class solar sites in California and other favorable markets,” said Steve Trenholm, CEO, E.ON Solar. “We are pleased to work with Signal Energy Constructors to build Maricopa West. This project will create 160 jobs for iron workers, electricians, laborers and other trades while boosting the local economy,” said Trenholm.

 

E.ON is one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies, with annual sales of €112 billion and more than 58,000 employees. E.ON, headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, plays a leading role in the development of the renewable industry worldwide and is already active in onshore and offshore wind as well as photovoltaic.

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