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Situated in California’s Mojave Desert, and located on 164 acres between Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree, SolarWorld’s 25MW (DC) Desert Star Solar project is now under construction. The company’s EPC division, which owns the land and projects near Twentynine Palms, will oversee all phases of the project, including design, engineering, procurement, permitting and construction.
Construction is expected to be completed later this year with Desert Star anticipated to deliver 58,312MWh of renewable energy into the Southern California Edison electrical grid. It will feature 100,092 SolarWorld Sunmodule solar panels and the company’s Suntrac single-axis trackers.
“Desert Star is the latest in a line of utility-scale projects dating to the early 1980s that demonstrates the deep experience and wide-ranging capabilities of SolarWorld’s EPC division,” said Kevin Kilkelly, president of SolarWorld Americas, the company’s commercial arm, based in Camarillo, Calif. “The projects spotlight the best of American solar ingenuity, combining our US-manufactured solar panels and single-axis tracker with some of the country’s brightest solar engineering and construction talent.”