Being hailed as the largest school solar project in California to date, Rosendin Electric will begin construction of a new PV power system for the Antelope Valley Union High School District. The solar installation will total 9.4MW and be spread across the district’s 10 schools. This project is in addition to the contractor’s newly completed 1.2MW installation at the Mineta San Jose International Airport with Canadian Solar as Rosendin’s partner for the project.
The district’s $50 million solar project will see Rosendin provide full engineering support, and responsibility for procurement and construction. Rosendin will be working with PsomasFMG, the project and asset manager, for the installation, and with GCL Solar, who signed a solar project agreement with PsomasFMG for the purchase of the Antelope Valley UHSD project.
“With the addition of the Antelope Valley contract, Rosendin Electric becomes one of the largest solar distributed generation EPC contractors in the West,” said Duncan Frederick, director of solar operations for Rosendin Electric. “We have always been committed to delivering alternative energy solutions, and we have an unprecedented track record in wind farm installation. With the addition of this project to our portfolio of solar projects installed over the past year, we are quickly building the same reputation for delivering solar power.”
When the school installation is finished in the first quarter of 2011, Rosendin will have completed around 20MW of solar power for California in 18 months. In addition to the Antelope Valley project, the company is working on a similar project for the Hollister Wastewater Treatment Project, Hollister Unified School District, San Ysidro School District, and the Arizona Western College. It is also scheduled to complete a 5MW solar project at San Francisco’s Sunset Reservoir in the next two months.