Solar power energy system planned for Los Angeles

The largest U.S. producer of crystalline solar photovoltaic power energy Wednesday announced plans to build a massive system to provide solar energy to tens of thousands of Los Angeles homes.

SolarWorld said the solar energy facility will be built on a 17-hectare site in the Adelanto desert area some 104 kilometers north of Los Angeles, with the estimated capacity to supply electricity to more than 85,000 homes in Los Angeles over 25 years.

The system is expected to generate clean and renewable solar energy equivalent to the displacement of 290,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide over 25 years, according to the city’s department of water and power (DWP) which will be a partnership in the project.

The system is expected to produce 22,400 megawatt-hours (MWH) during its first year and 515,700 MWH over a 25-year period.