Southern California Edison (SCE) Solar

Cupertino Electric solar energy construction project for Southern California Edison in Porterville, California

Porterville, CA

6.7 MW

Project Summary

As part of Southern California Edison’s 250 MW solar initiative, Cupertino Electric 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.