Dominion purchases Californian facility from Canadian Solar

Dominion has recently acquired 28.4 MW West Antelope Solar Park from Canadian Solar.

West Antelope Solar Park, located near Lancaster in Los Angeles County has commenced operations already.

Canadian Solar supplied 94,340 of CS6X-300/305P Quartech photovoltaic modules for the project.

White Construction was the provider of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction services.

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The total solar production will be enough to power more than 6,100 homes and to offset a total of 31.5 tons of carbon dioxide.

The culmination of this project represents a two-year development timeline for Canadian Solar, including permitting, entitlement, power execution, and system installation.


The 20 year Power Purchase Agreement with PG&E was approved by the California Public Utilities Commission.

The construction of the West Antelope solar power plant generated over 400 jobs between July and November 2014.

As the largest project that Canadian Solar has developed, built, and sold in the United States, the West Antelope Solar Park represents an important milestone. This project demonstrates that large scale solar PV energy systems can be a significant, viable, and sustainable component of California’s energy mix, said, Shawn Qu, chairman, CEO, Canadian Solar.

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Dominion is expanding its solar footprint while reducing the carbon emissions intensity and additional solar opportunities will be pursued, said, David A. Christian, chief executive officer, Dominion Generation.

Dominion has achieved 344 megawatts of solar generating capacity so far, with the addition of West Antelope Solar Park.

It has about 220 megawatts of solar generating capacity in California which are either in development, under construction or in operation across six states.

Sabeena Wahid