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 field
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 output 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).

Units[edit]

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

Production[edit]

Generation (MW·h) of Avenal Park [6]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2011 2,144 1,480 1,183 420 398 5,625
2012 38 377 925 1,338 1,839 1,988 1,719 1,355 1,268 997 510 372 12,726
2013 241 495 842 888 999 1,274 1,202 1,617 1,572 1,392 1,385 1,446 13,353
2014 465 531 935 1,106 1,271 1,409 1,304 1,411 1,377 1,243 1,033 705 12,789
2015 609 768 1,125 1,262 1,269 1,307 1,353 1,370 1,130 952 882 726 12,753
Total 57,246
Generation (MW·h) of Sun City Project LLC [7]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2011 7,497 5,174 4,136 1,469 1,393 19,668
2012 128 1,275 3,125 4,521 6,215 6,717 5,809 4,577 4,286 3,368 1,723 1,259 43,003
2013 801 1,641 2,794 2,946 3,316 4,225 3,986 5,365 5,215 4,617 4,596 4,796 44,298
2014 1,561 1,781 3,135 3,710 4,262 4,727 4,374 4,733 4,618 4,170 3,465 2,363 42,897
2015 2,039 2,570 3,766 4,226 4,248 4,377 4,530 4,585 3,784 3,188 2,953 2,431 42,695
Total 192,561
Generation (MW·h) of Sand Drag LLC [8]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2011 6,829 4,713 3,768 1,338 1,269 17,917
2012 120 1,196 2,933 4,243 5,832 6,304 5,451 4,296 4,022 3,161 1,617 1,181 40,357
2013 765 1,567 2,669 2,814 3,167 4,037 3,808 5,125 4,982 4,411 4,391 4,582 42,320
2014 1,482 1,691 2,976 3,522 4,046 4,488 4,153 4,494 4,384 3,959 3,290 2,244 40,729
2015 1,939 2,443 3,581 4,019 4,039 4,162 4,307 4,360 3,598 3,031 2,808 2,311 40,597
Total 181,920

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