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.