Sneak peek at 106 MW solar project in Southern California

This week brought a ribbon cutting ceremony for Midway I & II Solar Electric Power Projects, located a few miles northwest of Calipatria in the great Mojave Desert in the Imperial Valley of Southern California. Behold:

solar frontier utility scale

Now that the ribbon is cut, Solar Frontier Americas says the two solar electric power plants, totaling 106 MWdc, are nearing completion.

“We focus on first-class execution to construct high quality solar systems that will reliably deliver high system performance in the long term,” said Charles Pimentel, CEO, Solar Frontier Americas. “Solar Frontier Americas Development team encountered several project challenges and through collaboration with the Imperial Irrigation District, local authorities and land owners, were able to effectively navigate solutions maintaining our high standard of quality and completing the projects on schedule.”

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Solar Frontier Americas are local experts on development in the Southern California region with almost 166 MW of solar projects in operation or development. The company has a pipeline of over 400 MWs currently in various stages of development. The company also partners with small and medium size developers to support the completion of viable solar projects. For more information, contact their San Francisco offices at 415-230-5601.

Blattner Energy, recognized for building some of the largest and most complex energy projects in North America, handled the EPC services for the projects. Developed and constructed for high performance, both solar plants are installed with NEXTracker single-axis trackers valued for their ability to increase the system’s energy yield and autonomous row technology that enables easier access for operations and maintenance. The solar plants are constructed with Power Electronics rugged HEC PLUS, one of the most powerful and reliable inverters on the market.


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