NRG Solar solar facility starts generating power

Princeton, N.J., August 8, 2011 — NRG Solar and Eurus Energy America Corp. have begun commercial operations at the 45-MW Avenal Solar Generating Facility, the largest solar photovoltaic generating facility in California.

When operating at full capacity, the three solar projects that comprise Avenal — Avenal Park, Sun City and Sand Drag — generate enough renewable power to meet the needs of 36,000 homes, while creating as many as 200 new jobs in an economically challenged area. The facility, located in Kings County, was developed by Eurus and is owned jointly by Eurus and NRG.

Power from the facility will be sold to Pacific Gas & Electric under separate 20-year power purchase agreements.

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