Stateline Solar

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Stateline Solar
CountryUnited States
LocationSan Bernardino County
Coordinates35°35′08″N 115°26′09″W / 35.58556°N 115.43583°W / 35.58556; -115.43583Coordinates: 35°35′08″N 115°26′09″W / 35.58556°N 115.43583°W / 35.58556; -115.43583
StatusOperational
Commission dateSeptember, 2016
Owner(s)Southern Company and First Solar
Operator(s)First Solar
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Site area1,685 acres (682 ha)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity300 MWp, ~250 MWAC
Capacity factor~30% (average 2017)
Annual net output658 GW·h, 390 MW·h/acre

Desert Stateline Solar Facility is a 300 MWp (about 250 MWAC) utility-scale solar photovoltaic power station constructed by First Solar in San Bernardino County California. It is located at the base of Clark Mountain in California, across the state line from Primm, Nevada and adjacent to the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility.

The project uses approximately 3.2 million panels from First Solar, an amount similar to the 250 MWAC Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project. [1]

The plant's first 150 megawatts (MW) came online in late 2015,[2][3] and the plant entered full commercial operation in the third quarter of 2016.[4] In September 2015, it was announced that Southern Company had purchased a controlling interest in the project.[5] First Solar continues to operate the facility. Power is sold to Southern California Edison under a 20-year power purchase agreement.[4]

Electricity production[edit]

Generation (MW·h) of Stateline Solar [6]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2015 10,000 10,000
2016 17,099 27,608 39,592 43,113 51,623 53,072 60,006 60,235 59,467 54,253 47,456 34,280 547,804
2017 26,089 29,141 54,474 58,124 74,122 80,287 73,112 67,639 63,029 58,068 35,893 37,764 657,742
Average Annual Production (years 2017) 658,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Desert Stateline Solar Facility Fact Sheet, Southern Power Company
  2. ^ EIA US Energy Mapping System
  3. ^ EIA Electricity Data Browser - Stateline Solar
  4. ^ a b "Desert Stateline Solar Facility" (PDF) (Press release).
  5. ^ "Southern Company subsidiary acquires system's largest solar project" (Press release). Southern Company. September 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Stateline Solar, Monthly". Electricity Data Browser. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved March 8, 2017.

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