Recurrent Energy developed and constructed the Rosamond 1 and Rosamond 2 projects near the town of Rosamond, located in Southern California. Electricity generated from the projects will be delivered to two different offtakers, including Southern California Edison (SCE). Rosamond 1 and 2 are part of a six project portfolio acquired by Google and KKR in late 2013 and reached commercial operation in the same time frame. Google and KKR previously partnered in 2011 to invest in a four project portfolio totaling 88 MW near Sacramento, CA.
The two Rosamond projects are located on 322 acres of flat desert land that was vacant prior to development of the projects. Rosamond 1 and 2 generate enough electricity in one year to power 10,152 average California homes.
Rosamond 1 and 2 are two of four operating projects in Kern County – Columbia 3 and Rio Grande are also located in the county.
“Kern County is quickly becoming the renewable energy center for California, and we welcome the economic and environmental benefits that solar investment can deliver to our communities. We are proud to have contributed to 55 megawatts of clean solar power being brought online.”
– said Zack Scrivner, Board of Supervisors, Kern County