Idemitsu Renewables said its 73 MW Luciana solar project in Tulare County, CA has achieved commercial operation.
The solar power project is expected to generate clean power equivalent to the needs of over 20,000 California homes.
The project, located in Ducor, CA, provided jobs for over 200 workers during construction, mainly sourced from local union halls in surrounding areas.
East Bay Clean Energy (EBCE) was the technology partner.
“By leveraging our financial strength and development expertise, we’re helping California meet its aggressive clean energy goals while also providing significant investment in Tulare County,” said Cary Vandenberg, CEO of Idemitsu Renewables.
The renewable power generated by the Luciana project will be sold through a 15-year power purchase agreement with EBCE, which serves Alameda County and neighboring cities.
“The Luciana project brings more low-cost renewable energy to EBCE’s portfolio, and it’s another big step forward on EBCE’s path to 100 percent clean energy for all of our customers by 2030,” said Nick Chaset, EBCE’s CEO.