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Swinerton to Build 40 MW AC California Projects for Duke Energy Renewables

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   May 05, 2014
Swinerton to Build 40 MW AC California Projects for Duke Energy Renewables

Duke Energy Renewables has awarded turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services to Swinerton Renewable Energy for its Pumpjack and Wildwood solar power projects, located near Bakersfield, Calif. Together, the projects total 40 MW AC and, once operational, will generate enough clean electricity to power about 10,000 California households.

“Swinerton is thrilled to be working with the team at Duke Energy Renewables,” said Swinerton Renewable Energy Vice President and Division Manager George Hershman. “Their deep experience and professionalism make them an ideal project partner. Together, we look forward to delivering reliable, renewable power to California residents.”

Pumpjack and Wildwood will each comprise a standalone 20 MW AC photovoltaic facility and a new 115 kV substation for interconnection to the grid. The projects’ technology package features 171,000 x BYD 305 W polycrystalline modules, 40 x 1 MW NX Advanced Energy inverters, and Array Technologies Inc. single-axis trackers.

Duke has 20-year power purchase agreements in place to sell the power from both sites to Southern California Edison (SCE). Design and procurement are already underway, and both projects are expected to achieve commercial operation by year-end.