The $1.6 billion Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today that it has awarded a $2.6 million contract to a Texas-based company to build a $1 billion solar energy project in the Mojave Desert, located near the California border.
The Mojave Solar Energy Project is a $200 million solar power project that will generate enough electricity to power nearly 7,000 homes.
The project will be built on land that was formerly part of the Mojaves largest national park.
Solar Energy Industry Association CEO Michael DeGraff said the project will generate more than 10,000 megawatts of power and will be the largest solar energy facility in the United States.
The solar power facility will be operated by a subsidiary of the SolarCity Corp., which has a large solar energy business in California.
The company is planning to build the solar energy system on land owned by the Mojavian national park, and will also build a solar power substation that will supply power to the Mojava National Forest and the Mojaf National Forest.
Mojave Solar Power Project construction and operation plans will be published by the California Energy Commission in early 2019.
The Mojave solar power is a significant milestone for SEIA, which has spent more than $1 million on solar power projects in California and Nevada.
SEIA has worked to promote clean energy technology and promote solar energy as a critical part of energy security for the U.S. economy.
The group is seeking bids for two solar energy projects in the state of Nevada, as well as other solar projects.
SEIA’s solar energy industry and technology leadership includes projects like the $4 billion solar power tower that is scheduled to be built in San Jose, California, and the $200 billion Solar Eclipse Solar Power Plant, which is planned to be completed in 2022.