Renewables, Solar

PV project built Colorado

SunPower Corp. signed an agreement with Iberdrola Renewables to design and build a 30 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant, the San Luis Valley Solar Ranch, on 216 acres of private, former agricultural land in Colorado. Expected to be fully operational by the end of 2011, construction will begin this year and create approximately 100 jobs.

Iberdrola Renewables will develop, own and operate the San Luis project, and will sell the electricity output under a long-term contract to Xcel Energy.

The plant will use SunPower E19 solar panels mounted on SunPower Tracker systems.

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