Catalina Solar Project

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Catalina Solar Project
Catalina Solar Project is located in California
Catalina Solar Project
Location of Catalina Solar Project
Country United States
Location Kern County, California
Coordinates 34°56′N 118°20′W / 34.933°N 118.333°W / 34.933; -118.333Coordinates: 34°56′N 118°20′W / 34.933°N 118.333°W / 34.933; -118.333
Status Operational
Construction began May 2012
Commission date Phase 1: December 2012,
phase 2: August 2013
Owner(s) enXco
Operator(s) enXco
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 445 ha (1,100 acres)[1]
Power generation
Units operational >1.1 million
Nameplate capacity 143.2 MW

The Catalina Solar Project is a 143.2 megawatts photovoltaic power station[1] located near Bakersfield, Kern County, California, owned by enXco, an EDF Énergies Nouvelles Company. It covers area of 445 hectares (1,100 acres).

Construction began in May, 2012 and was fully completed in August, 2013.[2] It use thin-film PV panels bought from Solar Frontier (CIGS type) and First Solar (CdTe type).[1]

Phase 1 had a nameplate capacity of 60 MW and was connected to the grid in December, 2012.

enXco has signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for the production from the station.[2]

That clean electricity could offset roughly 74,000 tons of carbon emissions each year.[1]

Production[edit]

Generation (GWh) [3]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
2012 0,200 0,200
2013 5,182 12,279 15,964 0 11,317 20,616 23,709 27,338 25,989 24,506 18,629 18,707 204,236
2014 18,991 19,563 38,554
Total 242 790

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Catalina Solar Project - Project Profile" (PDF). EDF Renewable Energy. August 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Project Detail - Catalina Solar Project". EDF Renewable Energy. 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  3. ^ Energy Information Administration. "Catalina Solar LLC, Monthly". Electricity Data Browser. Retrieved May 7, 2014.