Solar Star Projects
In January 2013, BHE Renewables announced its acquisition of the 586-megawatt Solar Star projects, consisting of two co-located projects in Kern and Los Angeles counties in California, from SunPower Corporation.

Construction began in first quarter 2013, and was complete in 2015. The Solar Star projects created approximately 650 jobs during construction and is estimated to generate more than $500 million in regional economic impact, the majority of which was recognized during construction. Southern California Edison purchases electricity from the projects under two long-term power purchase contracts. The projects have more than 1.7 million modules installed, cover approximately 3,200 acres and provide enough electricity equivalent to powering approximately 255,000 average California households.

Electricity generated from the projects displaces approximately 570,000 tons of CO2 per year – the equivalent of taking nearly 108,000 cars off the road annually.

Fuel Source:
Solar
Location:
Kern and Los Angeles counties, Calif., U.S.
Construction Began:
First quarter 2013
Completion:
2015
Capacity:
586 MW
Electricity Purchaser:
Southern California Edison
Number of Solar Modules:
More than 1.7 million
Developer:
SunPower Corporation
Community Contact:
Paulette Rush, prush@bherenewables.com, 661-749-0936
Media Contact:
Media Hotline, mediahotline@midamerican.com, 515-242-3033


View the Solar Star projects fact sheet.