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project name Alamosa Solar Project

In March, 2012, Amonix completed commissioning at the Cogentrix power plant in Alamosa, CO. This plant has been operating for over two years and is the largest CPV plant in the United States. At the time of commissioning it was the largest CPV power plant in the world. The performance of Amonix CPV systems at Alamosa continues to serve as a true real world demonstration of the robustness, reliability and bank-ability of Amonix CPV techology

capacity, MWp 35.28
status operational
last update 2016-04-16 14:20:28 UTC
country United States
city Alamosa, Colorado
region San Luis Valley
land area, ha 91.0
solar resource (DNI), kWh/m²/year 2482.0
source of solar resource
projected electricity generation, GWh/year 76.0


company name Arzon Solar
company URL http://arzonsolar.com
installation completed 2012
PPA/tariff type Long term PPA with Xcel Energy's subsidiary, Public Service Company of Colorado
PPA/tariff rate, EUR/kWh
project type power plant
developer(s) Cogentrix Energy Power Management
owner(s) (%) Cogentrix
EPC contractor(s) Mortenson Construction, Stantec and Ampirical Solutions
operator(s) Cogentrix Energy Power Management
generation offtaker(s) Cogentrix
  Plant configuration  
type of CPV system Amonix 7700
CPV system provider Amonix, Inc.
capacity, MWp 35.28
# of CPV systems 504
type of CPV modules Amonix 7700
CPV module provider Amonix
nominal peak power per CPV module (CSTC), Wp 10000.0
# of CPV modules per system 7
type of inverter Solectria
AC capacity per inverter, kW 70
# of inverters 504
inverter provider Solectria