Mortenson was recently selected by California-based SunPower to participate in the construction of the largest PV solar facility in the world. The facility, located near Rosamond, California, spans approximately 4,700 acres across two counties. The project, comprised of two separate facilities, will generate electricity for over 77,000 households.
Mortenson is primarily responsible for civil, the installation of trackers, pile, fencing and general services. The civil component includes caisson installation and 85 miles of road construction. SunPower will provide all system components using their proprietary Oasis 2.0 tracking technology and approximately 1,667,000, 435Wp solar modules for this project.
This is the second solar project that the group will construct for SunPower. Construction began in February 2013 with an estimated completion date of February 2015.