San Luis Obispo solar project to start construction next year

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This time next year, expect to see a large solar installation rising in San Luis Obispo, courtesy of NRG Solar and SunPower Corp.

The 250-megawatt California Valley Solar Ranch will start producing enough power for 100,000 homes by 2013, the companies said. NRG Solar is pouring $450 million into the photovoltaic project while also aiming for a federal loan guarantee.

The entire installation, including land set aside for conservation purposes, is expected to take up 4,700 acres, the companies said.

Read more over at The Times’ Technology blog.


-- Tiffany Hsu