Spanish biotech company and solar developer Abengoa has completed construction of what it claims is the world’s largest single-axis solar plant.
The 206 MW Mount Signal Solar project, in the city of Calexico, in the south-east of California, features more than 3 million panels across its 801-hectare site and will supply power to the San Diego area.
In a press release issued by Seville-based Abengoa on Wednesday, the company which supplied engineering, procurement and construction services on the project claimed the 16 months taken to commission and construct the project was ‘a record.’
Abengoa performed EPC on behalf of Silver Ridge Power, a joint venture between The AES Corp and Riverstone Holdings formed to develop and operate solar plants and formerly known as AES Solar.
Tech giant Google announced in October it was investing $103 million in the Mount Signal project, which it described as a 265.7 MW scheme which would sell power to San Diego Gas & Electric under a PPA.