Sunpowerjust announced that it has added an additional 40 MW of capacity to itscontract for the development of the California Valley Solar Ranch forPG&E. That means that the completed plant will be 250MW, one of thelargest solar PV plants in the world.
In a press release, Howard Wenger, president of SunPower’s utilities and power plants business group, commented on the news:
“We are thrilled to continue to advance one of the first centralstation solar power plants in the world with PG&E and incoordination with San Luis Obispo County. The California Valley SolarRanch will generate pollution-free solar power that is competitive withnew, conventional peak power. Our incremental 40-MW agreement withPG&E provides more visibility into our power plant pipeline in 2011and beyond.”