Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., a solar energy company that markets its products under the brand Yingli Solar, entered into the company's largest project supply agreement to date.
Yingli Americas will supply 200 MW of utility-scale solar PV modules for the Centinela Solar Energy Facility Project, which is segmented in two phases, each phase with a separate release notice, currently pending notification for the second phase.
The 170 MW project is situated on 1,600 acres about 90 miles east of San Diego in Imperial County, California, and is estimated to achieve commercial operation in the middle of 2014.
Centinela Solar Energy, LLC, a member of the power generation and transmission project developer, LS Power Group, recently awarded Fluor Corp. the lump-sum engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract, as well as the operations and maintenance service contract for the Centinela Project.
The power generated by the installation will be purchased by San Diego Gas and Electric through 20-year power purchase agreements with Centinela Solar Energy, LLC. The facility, which will generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes, is one of the first projects to feed into the Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line.