15 Apr '11, 6pm

Mammoth Solar PV Plant Planned for California

Renewable energy developers Pegasus Energy announced they intend to build a 400-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Alameda County California. The "Mountain House Solar Farm" would cover roughly 2,000 acres and provide electricity for 250,000 homes. It would be the largest solar plant (PV or solar thermal) in the US. The developers plan to develop, finance, own and operate the facility. Pegasus has applied to the California Independent System Operator for a connection to the statewide electricity grid, and will soon file an application with Alameda County planners for a conditional-use permit, according to the Contra Costa Times. The developers hope to break ground in 1Q13 and sell power to PG&E, which has substations a few miles away. The project is expected to create between 350 and 400 solar energy jobs during construction and 40-60 permanent jobs upon comple...

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