SunPower said today (Sept 7) that it will construct a 100-megawatt solar plant in Kings County.
PG&E has agreed to purchase the power from the Henrietta Solar Project, which SunPower said will generate enough energy for about 36,000 homes.
The California Public Utilities Commission must approve the power-purchase agreement between SunPower and PG&E. If approved, energy deliveries to PG&E would begin in late 2016.
As reported by NEXT100, California recently reached a new record for solar-energy production. And, by 2020, solar will likely represent a much larger percentage of PG&E’s Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) energy portfolio, which was just 1 percent in 2011.