US independent power producer, Sustainable Power Group (sPower) has completed a 34MW solar power plant in California.
The plant was developed in partnership with Chinese module supplier, JinkoSolar.
The 34MW solar power plant is located in Antelope Valley, California – the leading US solar state.
“The abundance of solar energy in California makes PV modules the ideal solution to fulfill local electricity needs,” said Nigel Cockroft, general manager, JinkoSolar.
The 34MW of generation capacity from the solar plant will be sold by sPower to the predominant electricity supplier for the south of California, Southern California Edison, via a 20 year Power Purchase Agreement.
Engineering, procurement and construction was carried out by commercial construction services, Swinerton builders.
George Hershman, Swinerton Renewable Energy vice president and division manager said the companies share a “commitment to delivering economical and responsible clean energy to rate payers”.
The plant is scheduled to begin operations on 30 November this year with 115,000 of JinkoSolar’s 305W panels.
The 34MW plant is split into four projects across Lancaster and Victorville in California and will power more than 4,000 homes a year in the state.
“The development of these projects has brought jobs and economic benefits to the Antelope Valley, while providing a sustainable future in the area,” said sPower CEO, Ryan Creamer.