SOLAR | In Operation

Great Valley Solar
Location: Fresno County, CA
Capacity: 200 MW
Homes Powered: Approximately 90,000
Completed: Estimated Late 2017/ Early 2018
Customer: Southern California Edison (20 MW) | Pacific Gas & Electric (20 MW) | Sacramento Municipal Utility District (60 MW) | Marin Clean Energy (100 MW)

Great Valley Solar is a 200-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar project in Fresno County, California. It is located on approximately 1,600 acres in an agricultural area between Mendota and San Joaquin.

The project created about 500 construction jobs at peak and was completed in early 2018.

Great Valley Solar is fully contracted under four independent long-term, power purchase agreements. It generates enough clean electricity to power approximately 90,000 homes, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by about 451,000 tons annually, the equivalent of taking 86,500 cars off the road.

Benefits

  • Created about 500 construction jobs at peak
  • Generates new revenues for state and local governments
  • Produces a new source of clean, emission-free electricity
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by about 451,000 tons annually, the equivalent of taking approximately 86,500 cars off the road