The 11.4MW DC Adelanto solar plant in California’s Mojave Desert was recently dedicated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). The project was designed and supplied by SolarWord, which also managed the installation’s engineering, procurement and construction.

Built across 40-acres and using 46,322 of SolarWorld’s 250W solar panels, which are mounted on more than 5 million pounds of the company’s Sunfix ground mount racking, the system, the project is anticipated to produce 515,700MWh of electricity over its 25-year lifetime. The Adelanto project ties into a switching and converter station at the southern terminus of LADWP’s Southern Transmission System.

“The Adelanto project marks an important milestone in the transition of LADWP’s power supply from coal power to more renewable sources of energy,” said Ronald O. Nichols, general manager of LADWP. “The selection of SolarWorld, a company that designs and manufacturers complete solar systems in America according to the highest quality, safety and environmental standards, gives us the confidence to know that this system will reliably serve our ratepayers for decades into the future.”

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