Solar Frontier’s Two Southern California Plants Near Completion

Solar Frontier Americas, the U.S. subsidiary of the Japanese firm CIS solar solution company Solar Frontier, reported that two solar electric power plants totaling 106 MWdc in Southern California are nearing completion. The company hosted a Ribbon Cutting event to celebrate the achievement.

The projects, known as Midway I & II are located a few miles northwest of Calipatria in the Mojave Desert. Blattner Energy, which built some of the largest energy projects in North America, handled the EPC services for the projects. Both plants employ the company’s NEXTracker single-axis trackers to increase the system’s energy yield. The system also features Solar Frontiers autonomous row technology that enables easier access for operations and maintenance.

The solar plants will use the HEC PLUS from Power Electronics, an extremely reliable inverter.

Solar Frontier Americas held an official ribbon cutting for the projects Monday, Dec. 12th. California State Assembly Member, Eduardo Garcia presented, and representatives from the Imperial Irrigation District, Imperial County and local city officials attended.

Charles Pimentel, CEO, Solar Frontier Americas Development said, “We focus on first-class execution to construct high-quality solar systems that will reliably deliver high system performance in the long term. Solar Frontier Americas Development team encountered several project challenges and through collaboration with the Imperial Irrigation District, local authorities and land owners, were able to effectively navigate solutions maintaining our high standard of quality and completing the projects on schedule.”
 
The company boasts a pipeline of over 400 MWs currently in various stages of development, and also partners with small and medium sized developers of solar projects.