E.ON Solar, a subsidiary of energy solutions provider E.ON SE, announced that the 20MW Maricopa West solar project has entered into its construction phase.
The project, located in Kern County, California, will sit on land purchased by E.ON Solar from Maricopa Orchards and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015. The installation will utilise a single-axis tracking system and will be comprised of 89,000 PV panels.
Steve Trenholm, CEO of E.ON Solar, said: “This project will create 160 jobs for iron workers, electricians, laborers and other trades while boosting the local economy,” adding: “Our solar parks in California and Arizona have created a total of more than 400 construction jobs to date. As we expand our footprint in the state, E.ON Solar will continue to create additional job opportunities.”