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Mendota Solar Plant Planned

A San Francisco company has chosen west Fresno County for a massive solar facility — one that would be the largest in California and the leading edge of a potentially important new Valley industry. The project, if approved by Fresno County officials, would feature photovoltaic panels covering about 40 acres near Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s Mendota substation, said Bill Barnes, chief executive of project developer Cleantech America LLC. …According to California Energy Commission records, it would be the state’s largest unless overtaken by future projects before it opens in 2009.