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Five Points Utility Connected Solar Farm PG&E | Five Points, CA

Project Summary

Five Points Utility Connected Solar Farm

New 15 Megawatt Photovoltaic Solar Farm built for PG&E and connected to utility grid.

Owner: PG&E
Location: Five Points, CA
Design Team: PG&E
Contract Value: $6,000,000
Completion Date: October 2012
Duration: 6 Months
General Contractor: Millender White
LEED Status: LEED® Certified
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Atlas / Pellizzari Electric teamed up with Milender White to build a 15MW photo voltaic utility farm for PG&E. Located in Five Points, CA, this project was part of a 5 year, 250MW renewable energy initiative mandated by the State of California, and consisted of a 1 square mile site that connected into the high voltage utility grid. Altas / Pellizzari was responsible for the entire electrical infrastructure, including AC high voltage interconnect, power inverters, DC string wiring, a grounding system, underground trenching, service pads, and overall system startup. Due to the project being on a fast track, an average of 30 electricians were needed over a 6 month period to complete it. 

Project Highlights

  • 15 MW (ac) / 18 MW (dc)
  • 162 acre site
  • 75,528 PV modules
  • 240 combiner boxes
  • 1,642 racks
  • 8,210 piles
  • 278 miles of wire
  • 20 miles of fiber optic

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