Westlands Solar Park
|Westlands Solar Park|
|Location||Kings County, California|
|Commission date||May 2014|
|Site area||30,000 acres (12,000 ha)|
|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), 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. 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.
18 MW came online in 2014, using single axis trackers.
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- New Westlands Solar Farms Project Powers Up in Fresno County
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