California Valley Solar Ranch is one of the largest operating solar photovoltaic power plants in the world. This innovative power-generating project, is generating clean, renewable energy for approximately 100,000 homes annually, helping California achieve its goal of generating 33 percent of its energy from renewables by 2020. In addition, 90 percent of construction waste was recycled on the project—40 percent more than required by San Luis Obispo County.
Bechtel built the 250-megawatt facility for NRG Energy and SunPower. The California Valley Solar Ranch is a model for responsible design and construction that respects the environment and helps to advance the renewable energy industry.