18 May '11, 5pm

SDG&E Serious About CPV: Adds 125 MW PPA: CPV looks to be making its big move and it's happening in San Diego,...

CPV looks to be making its big move and it's happening in San Diego, Caliifornia. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Soitec, just announced two additional 25-year contracts for a total of 125 megawatts of power from concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) to be generated in the utility's service territory. The energy will be produced with solar modules manufactured in a new Soitec factory to be built in the San Diego area. That's 125 megawatts added to three San Diego contracts the two companies signed in April for 30 megawatts of CPV-generated solar power . Combine that with the 150 megawatt Tenaska project, also with Soitec, and all of a sudden CPV is on the map in the U.S. The Tenaska CPV solar power plant , known as Imperial Solar Energy Center (ISEC) West, will be built on a 1057-acre former farmland site in southern California’s western Imperial County; completion is targ...

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