Westlands Solar Park

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Westlands Solar Park
Westlands Solar Park is located in California
Westlands Solar Park
Location of Westlands Solar Park
Country United States
Location Kings County, California
Coordinates 36°10′N 119°56′W / 36.167°N 119.933°W / 36.167; -119.933Coordinates: 36°10′N 119°56′W / 36.167°N 119.933°W / 36.167; -119.933
Status Proposed
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 30,000 acres (12,000 ha)
Website
www.westlandssolarpark.com

The Westlands Solar Park is a planned, large-scale solar power project in Kings County south of Fresno, California. It intends to build a large number of photovoltaic power plants with a capacity totaling upwards of 2,700 megawatts (MW),[1] several times larger than the world's largest photovoltaic power plants currently operating. It will be constructed on brownfield land that is unusable for agriculture due to excess salt pollution.[2] Initial operation is expected in 2015. A 2 MW farm is expected to be online in September 2015, followed by a 20 MW. These would provide electricity to the city of Anaheim and Disneyland. The real estate investment firm CIM Group joined the project in 2014.[3]

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  1. ^ westlandssolarpark.com Westlands Solar Park, 2011
  2. ^ Recycling Land for Green Energy Ideas
  3. ^ Westlands Solar Park plan lands major investor, The Business Journal, John Lindt, July 03, 2014

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