With law suits finally settled, the California Valley Solar Ranch project is resuming construction.
Following the resolution of the conflict with SunPower over the 250MW facility located in San Luis Obispo County, north of Los Angeles, it has been announced that the engineering, project management and construction company Bechtel, has received full notice to proceed with construction.
Ian Copeland, president of Bechtel's renewable power division said, “Upon completion, the California Valley Solar Ranch will produce clean, renewable energy to meet the power needs of approximately 100,000 homes. Equally important, it will be built with minimal impact to the land and habitat. We are honoured that SunPower Corporation selected Bechtel to deliver this world-class, large-scale solar facility that will advance the renewable energy industry.”
Bechtel began working on the site in August under a limited notice to proceed agreement. Construction of the facility is scheduled to take approximately two years.