Operations for BHE Renewables’ three solar projects are headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. Topaz Solar Farms is a 550-megawatt photovoltaic power plant in San Luis Obispo County, California. The project reached substantial completion in 2014. The 579-megawatt Solar Star development, two co-located photovoltaic projects in Kern and Los Angeles counties in California, is expected to be complete in 2015. In addition to Topaz Solar Farms and the Solar Star projects, the company owns a 49 percent interest in the Agua Caliente solar project in partnership with NRG Energy. The 290-megawatt photovoltaic power plant, located in Yuma County, Arizona, was completed in April 2014. In total, these projects represent 1,271 megawatts of owned solar generation.

BHE Renewables’ solar projects foster economic development while demonstrating the company’s commitment to environmental respect. The company is emerging as an industry leader in solar energy generation ownership and continues to develop its portfolio with noncarbon resources that bring economic, environmental and financial benefits to stakeholders.

BHE Renewables’ solar projects help create local jobs and bring capital investment, property tax revenues, and other economic benefits to local communities, including job opportunities in other sectors, such as transportation and manufacturing. The company is dedicated to the communities where its projects are located and works to meet community needs by supporting local events and initiatives, hiring local workers, offering educational benefits for local schools and universities, and providing information about the projects and the benefits of solar energy.