Californian town to get 85 percent of its electricity from solar power


The 80 kilowatt solar power plant will be located in the desert town of Nipton, California, and is set to provide around 85 percent of the town’s electricity needs – currently the highest percentage of solar electricity of any town in the U.S. It will be comprised of 752 modules and 48 HGS arrays, according to the Gunther Portfolio.

Gerald Freeman, principal administrator for Nipton commented: “As the gateway community to the Mojave Desert, Nipton seeks to be a good steward of the environment. Sustainability is paramount to this endeavor. It is with this in mind that we are extremely pleased to be utilizing the HGS 1000 as our primary source of energy.”

“This is a significant milestone in the development of our company as we strive to bring scalable, capital-efficient solar energy to utility, government and commercial customers,” continued Bob MacDonald, CEO and co-founder of Skyline Solar. “Our pre-engineered HGS system is ideal for large energy consumers. Nipton, California, a town now 85 percent powered by clean, renewable solar energy, is a shining example to the rest of the country of how even small communities can help drive America’s goal of energy independence.”