Imperial Valley Solar Farm

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Imperial Valley Solar Project
Imperial Valley Solar Farm is located in California
Imperial Valley Solar Farm
Location of Imperial Valley Solar Project in California
Country United States
Location Imperial County, California
Coordinates 32°46′34″N 115°52′51″W / 32.77611°N 115.88083°W / 32.77611; -115.88083Coordinates: 32°46′34″N 115°52′51″W / 32.77611°N 115.88083°W / 32.77611; -115.88083
Status Operational
Operator(s) Imperial Valley Solar, LLC
Solar field
Type Flat-panel PV
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 200 MW

The Imperial Valley Solar is a 200-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic power station located in Imperial County, California, near Calexico.[1] Originally the project was called SES Solar Two, and was to be of Stirling engine design, and the project was approved by California Energy Commission on September 29, 2010. Since then AES Solar has changed the technology from solar thermal to photovoltaic.[2][3] It has the plant code 56917 with the Department of Energy.

There are many similarly named solar plants in the area including Imperial Valley Solar Company 1 and the proposed Imperial Solar Valley 2, both near Niland; Tensaka's Imperial Solar Energy Center South (#58468) and the proposed Imperial Solar Energy Center West, and Imperial Solar Energy Center South (#57490). Also Mount Signal Solar was formerly called Imperial Valley Solar 1.

Electricity production[edit]

Generation (MW·h) of Imperial Valley Solar, LLC [4]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2013 14,324 22,836 37,160
2014 22,740 28,996 52,995 50,216 54,049 45,771 41,333 54,391 49,421 41,741 34,314 24,588 500,555
2015 26,784 36,002 48,988 54,670 57,135 57,622 58,306 56,135 41,832 40,183 32,880 28,148 538,685
2016 28,732 39,221 45,763 51,495 62,321 60,274 60,762 54,169 45,606 39,605 28,038 20,539 536,525
Total 1,612,925

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Energy Mapping System, United States Energy Information Administration
  2. ^ California Energy Commission (August 10, 2011). "Commission Decision and License for the Imperial Valley Solar Project" (PDF). 
  3. ^ Imperial Valley Solar Project Archived March 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Imperial Valley Solar, LLC, Monthly". Electricity Data Browser. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved March 8, 2017.