Published on February 14th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown0
Quanta Wins Contract For Two PV Power Plants
Quanta Services, through its subsidiary, Quanta Power Generation, obtained an engineering, procurement, and construction contract from Con Edison Development (CED) for two photovoltaic (PV) solar power plants in the Kings and Tulare counties in California.
The total capacity of these solar power plants is about 40 megawatts of alternating current.
Almost all power plants, including solar, are designed to supply alternating current, but solar panels generate direct current (DC), so inverters are used to convert their DC into AC.
Two special purpose entity subsidiaries of CED — White River and SPS Corcoran — are involved in this project. Quanta Service will completely design, engineer, procure, and install all equipment required for the two 20 MW projects. These systems comprise 176,000 polycrystalline PV solar modules mounted to a single-axis tracking system and will occupy 350 acres.
From October 2012 the pre-construction activity on the project was started while the project is slated for completion this year. New green collar jobs will be created during the construction of these facilities, which will provide clean and renewable electricity for many years to come.