Project Details

Name: 
Southern California Edison
Description: 
Cupertino Electric solar energy construction project for Southern California Edison in Porterville, California
Location: 
Porterville, CA
Project Size: 
6.7 MW
Project Attributes: 
Green
Project Summary: 

As part of Southern California Edison’s 250 MW solar initiative, Cupertino Electric's Energy Alternatives Division installed a 6.7 Megawatt (MW) solar energy farm based on ground-mount, fixed-tilt structures in Porterville, California in 2010. At the time of construction, the solar farm for one of the nation’s largest utilities was one of North America’s largest ground-mount solar systems.

The project, which would typically take nine months to complete, given its size and scope, was completed in an unprecedented three-month period. The project’s fast-track status was achieved using experienced electricians working around the clock.

The more than 29,000 solar modules at the SCE site are expected to generate roughly 2.47 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity over a 25-year period. This grid-tied system has the same impact as reducing the annual greenhouse gas emissions of nearly 34,000 passenger vehicles.

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