About the Solar Star Projects

The co-located Solar Star Projects (formerly Antelope Valley Solar Projects) are a 579-megawatt solar installation that began construction in early 2013. Situated on privately-owned, previously-disturbed land near Rosamond, California, Solar Star will deliver enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 400,000 homes when completed in 2015. Along the way, the project will create roughly 650 construction jobs while helping California achieve its renewable energy goals.
 
MidAmerican Solar, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Renewables, acquired the projects in December 2012. SunPower Corporation was the developer of the projects; is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor; and will provide operations and maintenance services for the plants via a multiyear services agreement.. Solar Star will be built with SunPower® Oasis® Tracker technology, and will operate emissions-free for 20 years.  

 

ECONOMIC BENEFITS
  • Approximately 650 construction jobs over a three-year construction period
  • More than $500 million in regional economic impact
  • Increased local business activity and public revenue
  • Up to 40 Operations and Maintenance jobs, including 15 full-time site positions
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
  • High-efficiency solar panels and SunPower®  Oasis® Trackers reduce land use
  • Avoidance of more than 775,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year—the equivalent of removing nearly 3 million cars from the road
  • Generation of clean electricity to power the equivalent of  approximately 400,000 homes
 

Solar trackers installed at Johnson & Johnson in Skillman, New J
 
 
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