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Californian CIS Solar Plants Near Completion

Solar Frontier Americas holds ribbon cutting event for power plants totaling 106 MWdc 

 

Solar Frontier Americas, US subsidiary of Japanese CIS solar energy provider, Solar Frontier, is nearing completion of two solar electric power plants totaling 106 MWdc in the Imperial Valley of Southern California. 

The company held a ribbon cutting event this week to celebrate the achievemen with California State Assembly Member, Eduardo Garcia presenting, and representatives from the Imperial Irrigation District, Imperial County and local city officials in attendance.



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The projects, Midway I and II are located a few miles northwest of Calipatria in the great Mojave Desert. Blattner Energy, recognised for building some of the largest and most complex energy projects in North America, handled the EPC services for the projects. 

Developed and constructed for high performance, both solar plants are installed with NEXTracker single-axis trackers valued for their ability to increase the system's energy yield and autonomous row technology that enables easier access for operations and maintenance. The solar plants are constructed with Power Electronics rugged HEC PLUS, which is said to be one of the most powerful and reliable inverters on the market.

Charles Pimentel, CEO, Solar Frontier Americas Development said: "We focus on first-class execution to construct high quality solar systems that will reliably deliver high system performance in the long term. Solar Frontier Americas Development team encountered several project challenges and through collaboration with the Imperial Irrigation District, local authorities and land owners, were able to effectively navigate solutions maintaining our high standard of quality and completing the projects on schedule."


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