SunPower has signed a 54MW module supply agreement with NRG Solar. The first shipment, which will be comprised of 24MW of the company's Oasis Power Plant modular power block, will be delivered by the end of the year, with the remaining 30MW shipped on a yet-to-be-confirmed future date.
The majority of the initial shipment will be used to help power NRG’s Borrego Solar project in California. Work on the 26MW system, which has already had a 25-year power purchase agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, is scheduled to be completed by the middle of next year.
“We are pleased to partner again with NRG and provide them with 54MW of reliable SunPower solar technology that will maximise the power generated at the Borrego Solar Project and their other development projects,” SunPower’s Howard Wenger said. “With more than 500MW of SunPower power plants generating emission-free, affordable solar power around the globe today, our technology delivers guaranteed long-term performance.”
Borrego is the second utility-scale installation that SunPower and NRG have collaborated on; in November they started work on their 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR), which is expected to come online in mid-2012.