NRG Energy has completed construction of its vast 250 MW California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) after the installation of the project’s final panels on Wednesday.
Located in eastern San Luis Obispo County, CVSR will be fully operational in October and sell energy to Pacific Gas and Electric’s utility grid. PG&E has a 25-year power purchase agreement with CVSR, which will generate enough power for approximately 100,000 homes.
Originally designed and constructed by SunPower and Bechtel, CVSR employs SunPower Tracker technology, making it the world’s biggest photovoltaic plant using tracker technology.
With CVSR fully operational, California will be step further in meeting its 33% renewables target by 2020.