Eon basks in California sun

Eon Solar has broken ground on the 20MW Maricopa West solar PV project sited on land bought from Maricopa Orchards in California.

The German utility is working with Signal Energy Constructors at the Kern County site.

The solar park will use a single-axis tracking system and 89,000 photovoltaic panels, all expected to be operational later this year.

Eon Solar chief executive Steve Trenholm said: “Our solar parks in California and Arizona have created a total of more than 400 construction jobs to date.

“This is an exciting time at Eon Solar, as we continue to build projects that do not use water in the production of solar electricity, while helping to address America’s energy resource and security needs.”

Image: Eon’s 20MW solar plant is under construction (MorgueFile)

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