Berlin, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has picked Solon Corporation to build a solar photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 2 megawatts (MW) in California. The pilot power plant project is part of a five-year program in which PG&E expects to develop 250 MW of solar photovoltaic power in California. Solon Corporation is a fully owned subsidiary of Solon SE in Berlin.
PG&E awarded the Solon Corporation a contract to produce photovoltaic modules and build the plant, which is planned to be completed in December 2009, in a multi-stage bidding process involving several top North American solar companies.
The power plant is a pilot project for PG&E aimed at enabling the utility to develop more photovoltaic power plants in the future. As part of its solar energy initiative, PG&E plans to use photovoltaic power to deliver more than 1,000 gigawatt hours of electricity each year by 2015.
The project installation will be performed by Silverwood Energy Inc. Silverwood Energy has installed over 22 MW of solar power in California to date.