CaliforniaGarland

Capacity

272MWp / 200MWac

Location

Kern County, California

Operation Date

Q4 2016

Technology

PV Single-Axis Trackers

Capacity

272MWp / 200MWac

Location

Kern County, California

Operation Date

Q4 2016

Technology

PV Single-Axis Trackers

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.

Benefits

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.

In the Community

In Kern County, we strive to support local activities that meet the community’s needs. Since 2013, we have made more than 50 contributions to diverse organizations and events across Kern County. A selection of our community partners is below.

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