E.ON Solar, a subsidiary of E.ON SE, announced that Maricopa West, a 20-MW solar project in Kern County, California, has entered the construction phase. Maricopa West occupies land in Southern California purchased by E.ON Solar from Maricopa Orchards. The solar park will utilize a single-axis tracking system and consist of 89,000 PV panels. It will be fully operational later this year.
The city of Palmdale announced the completion of an aggregate 976-kW DC solar generation project. Located at Palmdale's Civic Center, DryTown Water Park and Marie Kerr Park, the system is designed to generate more than 1,580 MW-hours of electricity per year and meet nearly 70 percent of the electricity needs for the three sites. Constellation financed the project's development and will own and operate the system.