28 Dec '15, 7am

50 MW SunPower PV plant now delivering solar power to Xcel Energy customers in Colorado

Xcel Energy (Amarillo, TX, US) and SunPower Corp. (San Jose, CA, US) in December 2015 announced the commercial operation of the 50-megawatt (MW ac) Hooper solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Colorado's San Luis Valley. Xcel Energy is purchasing the solar power generated by the PV plant at cost-competitive rates under a power purchase agreement (PPA) with SunPower, reads the press release. The utility estimates that the plant is generating enough solar Power to serve the needs of approximately 13,500 average Colorado homes. SunPower designed and constructed the plant, and is now operating and maintaining it onsite, and monitoring power production from the company's remote operations control center in Austin, Tex. More than 150 jobs were created at the project site during peak construction. Oasis Power Plant system for rapid PV deployment and optimized and use At the 320-...

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