E.ON Solar Builds Its First Facility in California

San Francisco-based E.ON Solar (U.S.), a part of E.ON SE, a global leader in energy solutions, announced yesterday  the completion of Alamo Solar (Alamo) in San Bernardino County, California. The 20 MW (AC) photovoltaic solar facility, located near the town of Oro Grande, marks E.ON’s first solar project executed in the state and is the latest expansion of a growing U.S. footprint.

Steve Trenholm, president, E.ON Solar said:

“E.ON Solar is very proud of Alamo, our first project completed in California. We intend to build more solar projects in California that create jobs as well as clean energy that doesn’t use water in the production of electricity.”

E.ON Solar also announced the sale of Alamo to Dominion, which makes Alamo the first U.S. solar project to be sold by the company.

Nathanael Esposito, vice president, Partnering, North America, E.ON said:

“The Alamo Solar transaction demonstrates E.ON’s continued ability to deliver high-value renewable energy projects, either solar or wind, that attract the interest of world-class energy investors like Dominion,”

E.ON Solar has begun construction of another solar project in California, which is expected to reach commercial operation later this year. Currently, legislators in Sacramento are considering two bills to increase California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.

“Strong public policy leadership from Sen. Kevin De Leon, and Rep. Das Williams continues to make California an attractive market for E.ON to expand its solar presence and create jobs,” said Trenholm.

Source: Press Release by E.ON. Image Credit: E.ON.