Agua Caliente Nears Completion
The 290 megawatt Agua Caliente solar project, currently under construction in Yuma, AZ, is now more than two-thirds of the way complete. It is delivering more than 200 megawatts to the electric grid. Agua Caliente is the world’s largest operating photovoltaic power plant. It uses industry-leading solar plant controls and forecasting capabilities to integrate its output with the power grid. The project is expected to reach completion in 2014. It is being financed via a loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy.