SunPower has announced construction has begun on a 56MW Gala Solar Plant in Oregon.
The project is expect to become the state’s largest operating solar power plant when it is completed by the end of 2017.
Officials say that during peak construction, around 300 workers will be needed.
Ty Daul, SunPower vice president, americas power plants, said: "While solar is cost-competitive today, SunPower is continuing to drive the cost of energy down through innovation and integrated complete solutions such as our Oasis platform. We're pleased to contribute to economic development in Oregon with the construction of this milestone project."
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