NRG brings 250MW CVSR fully online

NRG Energy has brought the 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) solar PV plant into full commercial operation with electricity output contracted long-term to utility Pacific Gas & Electric.

The initial 22MW went online in October 2012.

NRG in 2011 acquired CVSR from SunPower, the developer, builder and supplier of solar modules for the plant.

NRG now owns 51.05% with the balance held by NRG Yield, owner of a diversified portfolio of contracted renewable and conventional generation, and thermal infrastructure assets in the US.

CVSR received a federal loan guarantee for $1.2bn from the US Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office. The energy generated annually at CVSR is equivalent to that used by 100,000 homes.

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