Avenal Solar Facility

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Avenal Solar Facility
Avenal Solar Facility is located in California
Avenal Solar Facility
Location of Avenal Solar Facility in California
Country United States
Location Kings County
Coordinates 35°59′N 120°06′W / 35.983°N 120.100°W / 35.983; -120.100Coordinates: 35°59′N 120°06′W / 35.983°N 120.100°W / 35.983; -120.100
Status Operational
Construction began September 2010[1]
Commission date August 5, 2011
Owner(s) NRG Solar and Eurus Energy America
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 500 acres (200 ha)
Power generation
Units operational 450,900
Sharp Electronics (128W thin film)[2]
Nameplate capacity 57.7 MW or 45 MWAC
Annual generation 58 GWh[3]

The Avenal Solar Facility is a 57.7 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power station in Kings County, California, constructed using 450,900 SHARP-128W thin-film modules. At its completion, it was California's largest photovoltaic facility.[4]

The power generated is sold to Pacific Gas & Electric, using three separate 20-year power purchase agreements (PPA).


  • Sun City (20MW)
  • Sand Drag (19MW)
  • Avenal Park (6MW)[5]

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