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project name Newberry Solar 1

In Newberry Springs, Soitec built California’s largest CPV Power Plant to date. The applied CPV Modules are the first delivered from Soitec’s new San Diego manufacturing facility. Newberry Springs is located in the Mojave Desert about half way between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. This area receives brilliant direct sunlight almost 360 days a year. Here Soitec built a state-of-the-art CPV Power Plant. It connects directly to Southern California Edison’s distribution network and provides 500 homes with clean, renewable energy. For the first time, Soitec applied CPV Modules made in the USA. Since December 2012, Soitec produces CPV Modules in a 200 MWAC production facility in San Diego. This facility makes Soitec one of the top three solar module manufacturers in the USA.

capacity, MWp 1.68
status operational
last update 2016-10-03 09:34:44 UTC
country United States
city Newberry Springs (CA)
land area, ha 10.0
solar resource (DNI), kWh/m²/year 2650.0
source of solar resource NREL
projected electricity generation, GWh/year


company name Soitec S.A.
company URL http://www.soitec.com/
installation completed 2013
PPA/tariff type 20 year Power Purchase Agreement with Southern California Edison
PPA/tariff rate, USD/kWh
project type power plant
developer(s) Soitec
owner(s) (%) Soitec (100%)
EPC contractor(s) Blattner Energy
operator(s) Soitec
generation offtaker(s) Southern California Edison Company
  Plant configuration  
type of CPV system Soitec CX-S530
CPV system provider Soitec
capacity, MWp 1.68
# of CPV systems 60
type of CPV modules Soitec CX-M500
CPV module provider Soitec
nominal peak power per CPV module (CSTC), Wp 2335.0
# of CPV modules per system 12
type of inverter (1) Schneider GT500, (2) Schneider GT250, (30) SMA 8000-US
AC capacity per inverter, kW 500kW, 250kW, 8kW
# of inverters 3 central inverters (Schneider), 30 string inverters (SMA)
inverter provider Schneider / SMA