Bechtel built the Catalina Solar Photovoltaic Generating Facility and designed the 110-megawatt alternating-current solar plant. Catalina Solar produces enough electricity to power some 35,000 homes. This project is helping make solar more cost competitive with other sources of energy and advancing solar’s use worldwide.
Catalina Solar is EDF Renewable Energy’s largest photovoltaic project and the sixth-largest photovoltaic plant in the United States. The project's clean energy helps meet new California environmental mandates by improving overall air quality.
Making California's solar energy industry a reality
In addition to the Catalina project, Bechtel has built two other solar facilities in California: Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world’s largest concentrating solar thermal power facility, and California Valley Solar Ranch, one of the world’s largest photovoltaic facilities. Our early experience on those two projects benefited the Catalina effort.