PG&E: Year 3 Solar
A solar energy engineering design and construction project for PG&E by Cupertino Electric
Huron, CA
Project Size:
20 MW and 10 MW
Project Attributes:
Award Winning

Project Summary

The Year 3 Solar projects with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) were the fourth and fifth utility-scale solar projects that Cupertino Electric built for PG&E. Year 3 Solar was comprised of two systems in California’s Central Valley: a 10-megawatt (MW) system called West Gates and a 20-MW system called Gates.

Cupertino Electric designed and constructed the two photovoltaic systems for PG&E between late-2012 and May 2013. CEI installed 139,600 fixed-tilt solar modules that combined for 30 MW across the two sites. The West Gates and Gates sites are the fourth and fifth solar projects that CEI designed and built for PG&E under the utility’s clean energy initiative. (See also the PG&E Year 1 and PG&E Year 2 projects.)

Cupertino Electric began working with PG&E in 2011 to meet state-mandated renewable generation goals. Among the Years 1, 2, and 3 solar projects, CEI installed more than 385,700 solar modules for PG&E.