Located in California’s Central Valley, the Mustang solar power project produces enough clean electricity to power approximately 45,000 homes. Sonoma Clean Power and MCE are purchasing this electricity under long-term power purchase agreements. In September 2015, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation announced a tax equity investment in the Mustang facility.
Construction began in summer 2015 and created 450 peak construction jobs. 76 percent of workers were residents of communities located within 50 miles of the project. In July 2015, Recurrent Energy and Blattner Energy, the Mustang project’s construction contractor, collaborated with Proteus, a Central Valley-based solar job training organization, to host a job fair in Hanford for local residents.
Nearly $3.1M was spent locally on construction materials and services including food and housing. The Mustang project will generate approximately $3.6M in tax revenue for Kings County, as well as $8.1M in tax revenue for the state of California.