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Westlands Solar Park

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Country  United States
Commission date  May 2014
Nameplate capacity  18 MW
Status  Operational
Type  Flat-panel PV
Site area  121.4 kmĀ²
Westlands Solar Park wwwcimgroupcommedia112099westlandssolar05m
Location  Kings County, California

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.

References

Westlands Solar Park Wikipedia


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