Westlands Solar Park

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Westlands Solar Park
Westlands Solar Park is located in California
Westlands Solar Park
Location of Westlands Solar Park in California
Country United States
Location Kings County, California
Coordinates 36°10′N 119°56′W / 36.167°N 119.933°W / 36.167; -119.933Coordinates: 36°10′N 119°56′W / 36.167°N 119.933°W / 36.167; -119.933
Status Operational
Commission date May 2014
Solar field
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 30,000 acres (12,000 ha)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 18 MW

The Westlands Solar Park is a planned, large-scale solar power project in Kings County south of Fresno, California. It intends to build a large number of photovoltaic power plants with a capacity totaling upwards of 2,700 megawatts (MW),[1] several times larger than the world's largest photovoltaic power plants currently operating. It will be constructed on brownfield land that is unusable for agriculture due to excess salt pollution.[2] Initial operation is expected in 2015. A 2 MW farm is expected to be online in September 2015, followed by a 20 MW. These would provide electricity to the city of Anaheim and Disneyland. The real estate investment firm CIM Group joined the project in 2014.[3]

18 MW came online in 2014, using single axis trackers.[4]

Electricity production[edit]

Generation (MW·h) of Westlands Solar PV Farm [5]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2014 1,854 3,265 3,864 4,438 4,923 4,555 4,929 4,809 4,343 3,609 2,461 43,050
2015 2,183 2,752 4,032 4,526 4,549 4,687 4,851 4,910 4,052 3,414 3,162 2,603 45,721
Total 88,771

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