Catalina Solar Project

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Catalina Solar Project
Catalina Solar Project is located in California
Catalina Solar Project
Location of Catalina Solar Project in California
Country United States
Location Kern County, California
Coordinates 34°55′51″N 118°20′06″W / 34.93083°N 118.33500°W / 34.93083; -118.33500Coordinates: 34°55′51″N 118°20′06″W / 34.93083°N 118.33500°W / 34.93083; -118.33500
Status Operational
Construction began May 2012
Commission date Phase 1: December 2012,
phase 2: August 2013
Owner(s) enXco
Operator(s) enXco
Solar field
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 445 ha (1,100 acres)[1]
Power generation
Units operational >1.1 million
Nameplate capacity 143.2 MW

The Catalina Solar Project is a 143.2 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power station[1] located near Bakersfield, Kern County, California, owned by enXco, an EDF Énergies Nouvelles Company. It covers area of 445 hectares (1,100 acres).

Construction began in May, 2012 and was fully completed in August, 2013.[2] It use thin-film PV panels bought from Solar Frontier (CIGS type) and First Solar (CdTe type).[1]

Phase 1 had a nameplate capacity of 60 MW and was connected to the grid in December, 2012.

enXco has signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for the production from the station.[2]

That clean electricity could offset roughly 74,000 tons of carbon emissions each year.[1]

Production[edit]

Generation (MW·h) of Catalina Solar LLC [3]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2012 200 200
2013 5,182 12,279 15,964 0 11,317 20,616 23,709 27,338 25,989 24,506 18,629 18,707 204,236
2014 18,991 19,563 24,927 27,237 28,264 28,924 27,446 27,679 25,766 24,371 20,038 14,777 287,983
2015 17,866 20,056 23,790 26,494 27,691 25,859 26,974 27,257 25,021 21,394 19,686 17,805 279,893
2016 14,873 21,747 23,337 20,187 26,765 27,173 28,073 26,978 24,757 21,016 18,962 15,500 269,368
Total 1,041,680

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Catalina Solar Project - Project Profile" (PDF). EDF Renewable Energy. August 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Project Detail - Catalina Solar Project". EDF Renewable Energy. 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  3. ^ "Catalina Solar LLC, Monthly". Electricity Data Browser. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved March 8, 2017.