Blythe Photovoltaic Power Plant

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Blythe Photovoltaic Power Plant
Blythe Photovoltaic Power Plant is located in California
Blythe Photovoltaic Power Plant
Location of Blythe Photovoltaic Power Plant
CountryUnited States
LocationBlythe, Riverside County, California
Coordinates33°35′N 114°44′W / 33.59°N 114.74°W / 33.59; -114.74Coordinates: 33°35′N 114°44′W / 33.59°N 114.74°W / 33.59; -114.74
StatusOperational
Construction beganSeptember 2009
Commission dateDecember 2009
Owner(s)NRG Energy
Operator(s)First Solar
Solar field
TypeFlat-panel PV
Power generation
Nameplate capacity21 MW

The 21 megawatt Blythe Photovoltaic Power Plant is a photovoltaic (PV) solar project in California. It is located in Blythe, California, in Riverside County about 200 miles (320 km) east of Los Angeles.[2] Commercial operation began in December 2009. Electricity generated by the power plant is being sold to Southern California Edison under a 20-year power purchase agreement.[2] Another 20 MW plant called NRG Solar Blythe II came online in April 2017.[3]

Production[edit]

Generation (MW·h) of FSE Blythe 1 LLC [4]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2009 1,372 1,372
2010 140 1,350 3,292 4,929 6,964 7,883 7,604 6,793 5,522 2,474 2,115 790 49,855
2011 29 2,191 3,135 5,202 6,384 8,204 7,057 7,270 5,018 4,011 1,424 1,351 51,275
2012 142 1,414 3,467 5,016 6,895 7,452 6,444 5,078 4,755 3,737 1,911 1,396 47,708
2013 861 1,764 3,004 3,167 3,564 4,543 4,286 5,768 5,607 4,964 4,941 5,156 47,624
2014 1,701 1,940 3,416 4,042 4,643 5,150 4,766 5,157 5,031 4,544 3,776 2,575 46,740
2015 2,192 2,763 4,049 4,544 4,568 4,706 4,871 4,930 4,069 3,427 3,175 2,614 45,908
Total 290,482

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheyney, Tom (18 April 2010). "Blythe spirit: Where First Solar's thin-film PV turns desert sun into grid-friendly juice". Photovoltaics International. Archived from the original on 23 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  2. ^ a b First Solar & NRG Open 21-MW Blythe Project Renewable Energy World, December 22, 2009.
  3. ^ Table 6.3. New Utility Scale Generating Units by Operating Company, Plant, and Month, 2017, Electric Power Monthly, U.S. Energy Information Administration, August 25, 2017
  4. ^ "FSE Blythe 1 LLC, Monthly". Electricity Data Browser. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved March 8, 2017.