Stanford Solar Generating Plant

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operation date: 
December, 2016

Plant description

The Stanford Solar Generating Plant (Stanford SGP) represents Phase I of a series of utility scale solar plants built by SunPower Corporation (SunPower) – a global leader in the manufacture of high quality solar modules and development of utility-scale solar plants. Stanford SGS has a secured 25 year power purchase agreement with The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford University).

This 155,000 panel plant will contribute to the goal of Stanford University to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 68 per cent and use of fossil fuels by 65 percent – and produce the equivalent of over half of the electrical power used by the campus1. The 67.4 megawatt plant located in a desert valley contains about 19.9 million solar cells and covers approximately 200 acres2.

Funding of the acquisition was completed shortly after the plant commenced commercial operations in December 2016, with New Energy Solar acquiring a substantial majority interest in the plant, with funding completed shortly after the plant commenced commercial operations.