Solar Frontier America announced that it has begun the construction of two utility scale solar projects totaling 107MWp in California.

Located in California’s Imperial County, Midway I is 67 MWp and has an executed power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pacific Gas & Electric. Midway II, also located in Imperial County, is 40 MWp and has a PPA with the Imperial Irrigation District.

Managing both projects is Solar Frontier Americas Development, the utility-scale project development division of Solar Frontier Americas.

The division is comprised of an experienced team offering development expertise, substantial financial resources and a network of industry relationships to ensure solar projects are successfully executed on schedule.

Blattner Energy is providing EPC services, Power Electronics will supply inverters and NEXTracker will supply its  NX Horizon single-axis trackers for increased energy yields.

Solar Frontier Americas Development CEO Charles Pimentel said: “Solar Frontier has developed an extensive U.S. project development pipeline of over 400 MW and has rapidly established itself as a reliable and bankable player in the solar development industry.

"We are pleased to now start construction of Midway I and Midway II, two solar power plants that will deliver economical, clean and renewable energy.”

District 4 Imperial County supervisor Ryan Kelley said: “Solar Frontier’s solar projects will generate hundreds of direct jobs and employ local workers in Imperial County, California.

"The projects will drive significant dollars in local sales and property taxes and contribute to the local economy.”