The Garland solar power project, which produces enough clean electricity to power approximately 50,000 homes, will deliver power to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a long-term power purchase agreement. Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is the majority owner of the facility, which is sited on approximately 2,000 acres of land. The Garland facility uses 723,000 Canadian Solar high performance CS6X-P photovoltaic (PV) solar modules mounted on single-axis tracking tables.
The Garland solar project began construction in fall 2015 and created 572 peak construction jobs, with 51 percent of employees from communities located with 50 miles of the project. The Garland project will generate approximately $25.7M in tax revenue for Kern County, as well $16.9M in tax revenue for the state of California. More than $1M was spent within 50 miles of the project on construction equipment and services.