Blythe Photovoltaic Power Plant

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Not to be confused with Blythe Solar Power Project.
Blythe Photovoltaic Power Plant
Blythe Photovoltaic Power Plant is located in California
Blythe Photovoltaic Power Plant
Location of Blythe Photovoltaic Power Plant in California
Country United States
Location Blythe, Riverside County, California
Coordinates 33°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 [1]
Status Operational
Construction began September 2009
Commission date December 2009
Owner(s) NRG Energy
Operator(s) First Solar
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 21 MW

The 21 megawatt Blythe Photovoltaic Power Plant was the largest 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]

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  1. ^ Cheyney, Tom (18 April 2010). "Blythe spirit: Where First Solar’s thin-film PV turns desert sun into grid-friendly juice". Photovoltaics International. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  2. ^ a b First Solar & NRG Open 21-MW Blythe Project Renewable Energy World, December 22, 2009.