Sol Orchard (2013)
El Centro, CA (IID Service Territory)
Sol Orchard, Imperial I is a 25MWdc/20MWac solar PV power facility commissioned and built in Q3-2013 in El Centro, CA. The project was interconnected with the IID’s transmission system at 92-kV. The project provides enough power for 7,500 homes.
Sustineo provided engineering design services for civil, electrical, and structural engineering. Sustineo acted as the engineer of record for electrical single-lines, as well as coordinated with the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) on permitting review and approval. Site walks were conducted regularly with a multi-disciplinary engineering team advising on geotechnical, structural, electrical, and environmental issues.
Utility scale PV plant ~ 25MWdc
92k interconnection voltage
Single axis tracking mc-Si modules
15 powerstations/inverter skids
Annual production ~ 54,000-MWh
- 70 M