September 1, 2015

Kettleman solar project fires up electricity for Bay Area

From fallow fields of southwestern Kings County, the electricity generated by a new solar project
is flowing northward to power the Silicon Valley city of Palo Alto.


The Kettleman Solar Power Project, built on about 264 acres of land along Highway 41 several
miles north of Kettleman City, began producing electricity on a commercial basis on Aug. 14,
said Chris Harris, project manager for Clēnera LLC.


Clēnera LLC developed and operates the 20-megawatt plant for the project owner, EE
Kettleman Land LLC. It includes about 87,000 solar photovoltaic panels, mounted on racks that
maximize the power potential by tracking the sun’s movement throughout the day.

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