December 12, 2014

Clēnera Reaches Commercial Operation on Lancaster Solar Project

Boise, Idaho - December 12, 2014 - Clēnera has developed a 4.50MW solar project using technology from Trina Solar, Alion Energy, and AE Solar. Lancaster Solar Crest, located in Lancaster, California, was constructed in two phases by S&C Electric. Throughout the life of this solar project, operation and maintenance services will be provided by SOLV. 

“Our partners are really at the center of everything we do and we want to make them clean energy leaders in their communities,” said Clēnera’s Chief Operating Officer about the technology and utility partners that helped make the Lancaster Solar Crest project a success. “We want to continue to make heroes all around us - in the communities that we live, work, and operate in.” 

Lancaster Solar Crest entered commercial operation on December 12, 2014. This solar project, built on nearly 30 acres of land in Los Angeles County and consisting of 12,996 solar PV modules, will supply enough reliable, clean energy to power 1,000 California homes through two power purchase agreements with Clēnera’s utility partner, Southern California Edison. 

Lancaster, CA, a city that experiences more than 350 annual days of sunshine, aims to become one of the world’s first Net Zero Cities for electricity use by 2020. A Net Zero City is one in which the city produces as much energy from sustainable sources as their residents consume, therefore reducing the city’s carbon emissions - something the Lancaster Solar Crest project is helping the city of Lancaster accomplish by offsetting 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide. 

Lancaster’s Mayor R. Rex Parris commented on this initiative in a news release saying, “In the history of the world, whoever has access to energy dominates. What we’re doing in Lancaster is a no-brainer.”

About Clēnera

Clenera, LLC (“Clēnera”) is a privately-held renewable energy company headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Clēnera acquires, develops, builds and manages utility-scale solar farms and energy storage facilities throughout the United States. Combining breakthrough technology with a deeply integrated team approach, Clēnera provides reliable, affordable energy systems and helps its utility partners become clean energy leaders in their communities. Clēnera’s current operating portfolio exceeds 1.3 GW, with more than 14 GW of solar and storage assets in development. Learn more at

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