CalRENEW-1 was the first large scale solar project to connect and deliver solar power directly to the transmission grid under the California’s Renewables Portfolio Standards program. The project has an installed capacity of 5 megawatts (MW) using over 50,000 Sharp supplied thin film photovoltaic modules. This 50 acre facility in California’s Central Valley started commercial operations on April 30, 2010.
“We commend Meridian, PG&E, and Quanta for their achievement in bringing CalRENEW-1 to fruition,” said Ron Kenedi, vice president of Sharp Solution Energy Solutions Group. “Sharp is pleased to be meeting the growing demand for thin film for multi-megawatt solar plants, and having our high efficiency thin film PV deployed in this landmark project.”