The project, designed to be one of the largest solar projects in the world, lies on 1,600 acres approximately 90 miles east of San Diego in Imperial Country, California. It will produce enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes.
Power generated will be purchased by San Diego Gas and Electric according to the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement.
Subsidiary Yingli Green Energy Americas said this is the company’s largest project supply agreement to date.
Centinela Solar Energy, L.L.C., a member of power generation and transmission project developer LS Power Group, has awarded Fluor Corporation a lump-sum engineering procurement and construction contract for the project which is expected to achieve commercial operation in the middle of 2014.
Flour Corporation also holds the operations and maintenance service contract for Centinela.