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SolarWorld begins construction of 25MW solar project in US

11 Sep 2012

SolarWorld, a solar power developer, has commenced construction at the 25MW Desert Star Project in California’s Mojave Desert, US.


The company's engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) division is the owner of the site and will also oversee the different phases of the project development.

The project is spread across 164 acres between the Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree communities. It will employ 100,092 solar modules manufactured by SolarWorld to produce 58,312MWh energy per annum and reduce carbon emissions by 31,000 tons.

SolarWorld Americas president Kevin Kilkelly called the project, the company's latest in utility-scale projects.

"The projects spotlight the best of American solar ingenuity, combining our U.S.-manufactured solar panels and single-axis tracker with some of the country's brightest solar engineering and construction talent," added Kilkelly.

Once completed, Desert Star will rank among California's largest operating crystalline-silicon solar installations, claimed the company.