2 February 2010 - Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (AEIS) siad it has been awarded the second-phase contract for a newly expanded 6 MW solar plant installed at Aerojet's corporate headquarters in Sacramento, CA.
After the successful commissioning of the original 3.6 MW site in November, Solar Power, Inc. announced a 2.4 MW expansion, bringing the total capacity of the site to 6 MW. The expansion is expected to be completed in April 2010. Electricity generated from the new site will provide just over 10 percent of electricity demand for the Aerojet facility, as well as provide solar energy to the greater Sacramento district. The project was developed in partnership with Solar Power, Inc. as well as with Aerojet, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and HEK, LLC.