Windhub A Solar Park is in Kern County, California, near Mojave. The area surrounding Windhub A is home to several wind farms, including EDPR’s own Rising Tree Wind Farm. The solar park will complement the area’s desert landscape while harnessing the region’s abundant sun.
Windhub A Solar Park has an installed capacity of 20 megawatts (MW). Windhub A's generation is equivalent to the consumption of more than 9,000 California homes.
Windhub A Solar Park yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.
Windhub A represents a capital investment of approximately $18 million. The project will create hundreds of jobs during construction as well as several permanent jobs during the life of the project.
Windhub A Solar Park saves more than 35 million gallons of water each year and displaces carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, a major contributor to climate change. Solar energy also enhances air quality by helping to mitigate the health effects of harmful air pollutants.
Windhub A Solar Park is compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners. Millions of dollars will be paid to the solar park’s landowners through the life of the project.
Windhub A Solar Park will contribute to the United States' energy security and help diversify our nation's energy supply.
Windhub A Solar Park consists of more than 55,000 photovoltaic solar panels. Photovoltaic solar cells have no moving parts and convert sunlight directly into electricity via the photoelectric effect. This direct-current electricity is then collected, transformed into alternating-current, and finally enters the electrical grid through a substation after being converted to the proper voltage.