Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has been increasingly active in announcing planned PV projects as part of its utility-owned generation (UOG) program. In July this year, PG&E chose the three project developers charged with installing its 50MW Californian solar portfolio, which included; Recurrent Energy, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Westlands Solar Farms; that would be built in Kings County (20MW), Kern County (12MW) and Fresno County (18MW) respectively.
Now we have Q-Cells being selected as a ‘preferred partner’ in several projects equating 50MW in size each year for five years. According to Q-Cells it has been selected to construct two solar power plants, one 10MW and one 20MW, in California’s Central Valley in 2012.
“Q-Cells’ partnership with PG&E is another example of our highly competitive solar PV solutions for the North American market,” said Marc van Gerven, managing director of Q-Cells in North America.