Solon, PG&E 15-MW Five Points solar photovoltaic station goes live

Tucson, Ariz., October 10, 2011 — Solon Corp. announced the commercial operation of a 15-MW solar photovoltaic station in collaboration with California's Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which supplies natural gas and electric service to about 15 million people in Northern and Central California.

The 15-MW project is part of PG&E's 250-MW Utility Owned Generation PV Program, a five-year plan for the construction of utility-owned solar PV stations. Solon previously constructed PG&E's Vaca-Dixon solar PV pilot project in late 2009.

Construction of the utility-owned project began in May 2011, led by Solon's engineering, procurement and construction services. The system uses Solon's Velocity MW cluster concept with fixed-tilt mounting, along with over 75,000 Solon solar panels.

The solar station is located on about 100 acres of land near Fresno in Central California and employed about 125 local workers, including 75 from IBEW Local 1245.

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