The contracts with Western Antelope Dry Ranch and Victor Mesa Linda B are for 20 years and each requires approval from the California Public Utilities Commission.

The solar project in Lancaster will generate 10MW of renewable energy, while the project in Victorville will generate 5MW.

The two solar projects will generate a combined electricity, which is enough to power 3,225 homes.

Under California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard program, investor-owned utilities are required to procure 33% of their power from renewable resources by 2020.

Construction on the power projects is expected to commence in April 2013 and continue through October 2013.

Silverado Power develops utility scale solar photovoltaic ground-mounted systems.