E.ON Solar, a part of E.ON SE, announced the completion of Alamo Solar in San Bernardino County, Calif. The 20 MW (AC) photovoltaic solar facility, located near the town of Oro Grande, marks E.ON’s first solar project executed in the state and is the latest expansion of a growing U.S. footprint.
“E.ON Solar is very proud of Alamo, our first project completed in California,” said Steve Trenholm, president, E.ON Solar. “We intend to build more solar projects in California that create jobs as well as clean energy that doesn’t use water in the production of electricity,” said Trenholm.
San Francisco-based E.ON Solar also announced the sale of Alamo to Dominion, which makes Alamo the first U.S. solar project to be sold by the company.
“The Alamo Solar transaction demonstrates E.ON’s continued ability to deliver high-value renewable energy projects, either solar or wind, that attract the interest of world-class energy investors like Dominion,” said Nathanael Esposito, vice president, Partnering, North America, E.ON.
The 14 MW (AC) photovoltaic project is the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest solar array on a military installation. In early 2015, E.ON brought the Ft. Huachuca solar project, which has 57,000 panels and serves approximately 25 percent of the base’s electricity needs, into service. TEP also purchases power from two E.ON facilities, Valencia Solar and Tech Park Solar, located near Tucson.
E.ON Solar has begun construction of another solar project in California, which is expected to reach commercial operation later this year. Currently, legislators in Sacramento are considering two bills to increase California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.
— Solar Builder magazine