SunPower to Supply Clean Solar Energy to Chevron’s Lost Hills Oil Field for 20 Yrs

Also, it is expected that the project will produce over 1.4 billion kilowatt hours of clean solar power during its tenure of 20 years.

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California-headquartered SunPower has entered into a 20 year power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply renewable energy to Chevron’s Lost Hills Oil Field.

Moreover, the company has also started construction on the Lost Hills solar project. This Field is producing over 460 million barrels of oil equivalent since last 40 years.

As per the deal, the 35-MW DC (29-MW AC) system will feature performance series solar panels assembled in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Further, the project once completed will deliver low-carbon electricity to Chevron’s Lost Hills oil field in Kern County, California.

Also, it is expected that the project will produce over 1.4 billion kilowatt hours of clean solar power during its tenure of 20 years.

In addition, it will also help in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by approximately 1 million metric tons, which is equivalent to offsetting CO2 emissions of 1,18,550 homes’ energy use for one year.

Commenting on the development, Chevron Pipeline & Power, President, Allen Satterwhite said, “As global demand for energy continues to grow, we are committed to supporting affordable, reliable, ever-cleaner energy and to exploring increased use of renewables in support of our business. Advancing economically viable renewable energy projects which scale is part of the equation and this project represents a meaningful step in our energy journey.”

This solar project is expected to be completed in early 2020 and is likely to meet approximately 80 percent of energy needs of Lost Hills production & processing facilities and offices.

“We commend Chevron for its vision and commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and are excited to partner with Chevron to deploy SunPower’s industry-leading solar solutions to this unique Lost Hills project,” said Nam Nguyen, SunPower Executive Vice President, commercial solar.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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