California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] OPDE U.S. Corporation and the Sacramento-Yolo Port District have entered into an agreement to develop a 24-megawatt (MW) solar power generation facility using Mecasolar single axis tracking arrays. The project will be located on 160 acres in Yolo County, California.
The site is currently used for the storage and drying of dredge material from the port’s deep water channel, and grazing. Both of these uses will continue after development of the solar project.
The project equipment and facilities will be owned and maintained by OPDE U.S. The facility will incorporate 1,800 Mecasolar MS-1E TRACKER 10 seasonal one axis azimuth trackers, as well as 3,598 SMA America 6000 US Inverters and 104,348 high efficiency 230-watt modules produced by Trina Solar and/or REC.
The port commission has authorized city/port staff to continue negotiations with OPDE U.S. during a regularly scheduled board meeting. Interconnection applications, site environmental review, and county use permits are underway.