MidAmerican Solar and SunPower begin construction on solar projects

MidAmerican Solar and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWR) recently announced the beginning of major construction at the Antelope Valley Solar Projects, located in Kern and Los Angeles counties in California. The two solar facilities, with a combined capacity of 579 MW, make up the world’s largest solar power project under development, according to SunPower.

The projects are owned by MidAmerican Solar and designed and developed by SunPower. SunPower is also the engineering, procurement and construction contractor and will provide operations and maintenance services for the facilities under a multi-year services agreement.

The projects have signed two long-term power purchase agreements with Southern California Edison.

The 3,230-acre facility will install the SunPower Oasis Power Plant product, which is engineered to rapidly deploy utility-scale solar projects while minimizing land use. The facility will also use SunPower solar panels mounted on SunPower T0 trackers.

Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2015.

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