sPower breaks ground on 22.5 MW Sierra Solar Facility in LA County

sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, broke ground on a 22.5 MW solar project in Lancaster, Calif. The Sierra Solar project is sPower’s first in Los Angeles County.

spowerThe EPC contract was awarded to Rosendin Electric, which will install more than 250,000 First Solar PV modules in a fixed ground mount array. The project is expected to begin commercial operation in September 2015.

“sPower is pleased to help Los Angeles County meet its goal to become a leader in renewable energy in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner,” said Ryan Creamer, CEO for sPower. “The Sierra Solar approval process required significant time and effort from everyone involved. We appreciate LA County’s collaboration and expect to build on this first success going forward.”

When fully operational, the Sierra Solar facility will generate enough clean, renewable energy for more than 2,500 homes and is projected to reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 28,000 metric tons annually – the equivalent of CO2 emissions from 65,000 barrels of oil consumed each year. The project has a 20-year PPA with Southern California Edison (SCE).

sPower is headquartered in Salt Lake City, with offices in San Francisco and New York City. With greater than 1 GW between construction and pipeline, sPower is actively buying renewable assets in any stage of development in North America and the UK.

— Solar Builder magazine

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