Crafton Hills College Solar Farm

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Crafton Hills College Solar Farm
CountryUnited States
LocationYucaipa, California
Coordinates34°02′35″N 117°05′56″W / 34.04306°N 117.09889°W / 34.04306; -117.09889Coordinates: 34°02′35″N 117°05′56″W / 34.04306°N 117.09889°W / 34.04306; -117.09889
StatusOperational
Commission date2012
Owner(s)Crafton Hills College
Solar farm
TypeCPV
Site area7.5 acres (3 ha)
Power generation
Units operational140 Solfocus SF-1100S
Nameplate capacity1.61 MWp, 1.30 MWAC
Capacity factor14.5% (average 2013-2016)
Annual net output1.65 GW·h, 220 MW·h/acre

The Crafton Hills College Solar Farm is a 1.61 MWp (1.30 MWAC) concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) power station in Yucaipa, California. [1] It was built by Rosendin Electric using 140 dual-axis SF-1100S systems, each of which contains 28 SF-1100 modules. [2] Each module contains reflective optics to concentrate sunlight 650 times onto multi-junction solar cells, allowing a greater efficiency than other photovoltaic power plants. [3] The farm was constructed under California Solar Initiative (CSI) incentives and the projected annual output of 2.7 GW·h partially satisfies electricity consumption at the college. [4]

Electricity production[edit]

Generation (MW·h) of Crafton Hills College Solar Farm[5]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2012 210 181 143 134 105 54 39 866
2013 26 54 92 97 109 139 131 177 172 152 151 158 1460
2014 46 52 92 109 125 138 128 138 135 122 101 69 1255
2015 100 126 184 207 208 214 222 224 185 156 145 119 2090
2016 70 117 129 150 186 179 209 206 181 153 131 96 1806
2017 -16 -17 -33 -35 -44 -48 -44 -41 -38 -35 -22 -23 -394
Average Annual Production for years 2013-2016 1,650

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crafton Hills College receives award for solar farm construction".
  2. ^ "Rosendin-Crafton Hills College".
  3. ^ "SolFocus CPV Introduction" (PDF).
  4. ^ "CPV Projects-Crafton Hills College".
  5. ^ "Crafton Hills College Solar Farm, Monthly". Electricity Data Browser. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved January 13, 2019.

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