Solar Frontier Americas begins construction on 107MW worth of PV projects in California

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Both PV projects have already secured PPAs with Pacific Gas & Electric and the Imperial Irrigation District. Image: Solar Frontier

Solar Frontier Americas — US subsidiary of the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, Solar Frontier — announced that two utility-scale solar projects from its development pipeline have started construction.

Located in California’s Imperial County, Midway I is a 67MW plant that has an executed power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric. Midway II, which is also located in Imperial County, is a 40MW installation with a PPA secured with the Imperial Irrigation District.

Solar Frontier Americas Development — the utility-scale project development division of Solar Frontier Americas — will manage both installations. Blattner Energy will provide EPC services, Power Electronics will offer inverters and NEXTracker will supply its NX Horizon single-axis trackers.

Charles Pimentel, CEO of Solar Frontier Americas Development, said, “Solar Frontier has developed an extensive US project development pipeline of over 400MW and has rapidly established itself as a reliable and bankable player in the solar development industry. We are pleased to now start construction of Midway I and Midway II, two solar power plants that will deliver economical, clean and renewable energy.”

Ryan Kelley, Imperial County Supervisor, District 4, added, “Solar Frontier’s solar projects will generate hundreds of direct jobs and employ local workers in Imperial County, California. The projects will drive significant dollars in local sales and property taxes and contribute to the local economy.”

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