Major construction work starts on world's largest solar power development

The Antelope Valley Solar Projects development will employ approximately 650 workers during a three-year construction period and generate more than $500mn in regional economic impact, the majority of which will be generated during construction. It is the world’s largest solar power development under construction.

When complete, it will provide enough energy to power approximately 400,000 average California homes. ?“The start of construction on the Antelope Valley Solar Projects underscores that solar is a reliable, cost-competitive energy source,” said Howard Wenger, SunPower president, regions. “SunPower is proud to partner with MidAmerican Solar and Southern California Edison on this historic project, which is bringing critically needed jobs and economic opportunity to California today and will generate abundant clean, renewable power to the state over the long term.”

The Antelope Valley Solar Projects are owned by MidAmerican Solar. SunPower designed and developed the projects and is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor. SunPower also will provide operations and maintenance services for the plants via a multiyear services agreement. The projects will provide renewable energy to utility Southern California Edison under two long-term power purchase contracts.