sPower completes 10MW PV project in Lancaster, California

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
The 10MW project was completed in early December. Image: sPower

Independent energy producer sPower and the city of Lancaster, California, announced Friday that the Western Antelope Dry Ranch utility-scale solar power facility commenced operations at the beginning of December.

The new installation is now producing 10MW of renewable energy, which supports the city’s Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE) utility.

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, noted: “The completion of sPower’s first renewable energy project specifically for LCE is a truly momentous milestone. sPower has been, and continues to be, an innovative partner in Lancaster’s efforts to become a Zero Net Energy City.”

sPower originally broke ground on the site back in August 2016, with a crew of 80 workers installing 41,000 PV modules. Now that the project is operational, it will generate enough renewable energy to power more than 1,800 homes in Lancaster, ensuring low energy costs for LCE customers while also advancing the City’s Zero Net Energy goals.

sPower has already invested US$1.6 billion, providing direct and indirect economic benefits to the City of Lancaster and the surrounding area.

Read Next

September 6, 2021
A coalition of 347 organisations has warned that potential changes to California's policy support for rooftop solar could set back climate change progress and harm low-income access to solar energy.
August 25, 2021
Renewable capacity additions in California mean the curtailment of solar generation in the state is increasing, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA)
August 16, 2021
The California Energy Commission has approved rules that would require new buildings, including multifamily housing and commercial structures, to be equipped with solar and battery storage.
August 13, 2021
Sean Rai-Roche interviews the CSO of a virtual power plant in California to explore how the company is helping to reduce the need for peaker plants by moderating peak hours electricity demand
July 26, 2021
Support for distributed energy resources (DERs) like rooftop solar, community solar and battery storage could save Californian ratepayers US$120 billion over the next 30 years, according to a new report
July 21, 2021
A round-up of the latest stories from the US solar market, featuring news of EPC Signal Energy and tracker provider Nextracker being selected for a 728MW solar portfolio in Texas and California, and Longroad Energy completing a financing package for its 200MWdc solar project in Arizona.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
October 6, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 19, 2021
Solar Media Events
December 1, 2021