A deal to provide 23MW of PV modules has been agreed between PV manufacturer JinkoSolar and the US firms Swinerton Builders and Clenera, for use in the construction of a solar farm in Fresno, northern California.
The ground mounted solar plant will be constructed for Westlands Solar Farms, a renewable energy company based in California which was formed through a partnership of companies located close to electricity transmission sub-stations.
Employee-owned engineering and construction firm Swinerton Builders will construct the facility along with Clenera, which specialises in clean energy finance and project management.
Module deliveries are expected to be finished by Q4 2013. An anticipated completion date has not been announced. JinkoSolar's 300W 72 cells high efficiency PV modules will be used in the project and the electricity generated will be sold to The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).
Westlands has been planned for construction on brownfield land that is unusable for farming due to salt pollution in the Central Valley of California. Some reports have suggested that the power plant will eventually form part of a much larger solar park project over 2GW in capacity.