Calico Solar Energy Project

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Calico Solar Energy Project
Calico Solar Energy Project is located in California
Calico Solar Energy Project
Location of Calico Solar Energy Project in California
Country United States
Location San Bernardino County, California
Coordinates 34°47′N 116°22′W / 34.783°N 116.367°W / 34.783; -116.367Coordinates: 34°47′N 116°22′W / 34.783°N 116.367°W / 34.783; -116.367
Status Proposed
Solar field
Type Flat-panel PV
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 618 MW

The Calico Solar Energy Project, now shelved,[1] was a proposed photovoltaic power station to be located in San Bernardino County, California on 4,600 acres (1,900 ha) of Bureau of Land Management land. It would have been a mixed design of 618 MW fixed tilt and dual axis photovoltaics.[2][3]

Originally it was stirling engine design and the company involved was Tessera Solar.[4] The project was approved by Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, on October 20, 2010. On December 1 project received approval from the California Energy Commission, but on December 23 Southern California Edison decided to cancel its power purchase agreement for the project. Then project was sold to K Road, and redesigned using photovoltaics.