Five SunPower solar project companies file shared grid deal

Solar Star California XLI LLC, Golden Fields Solar I LLC, Golden Fields Solar II LLC, Golden Fields Solar III LLC and Golden Fields Solar IV LLC filed April 13 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the Rosamond Shared Facilities Agreement No. 1 between them and SunPower Capital Services LLC, acting in the capacity of the Manager under the SFA.

The SFA sets forth the terms and conditions under which the applicant companies will jointly own undivided tenancy in common interests in certain commission-jurisdictional interconnection facilities.

Each of the applicants is developing a solar generation facility that will interconnect with the transmission system owned by Southern California Edison within the wholesale markets controlled by the California Independent System Operator. Applicants have entered into a First Amended Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with SCE and CAISO.

  • Solar Star California XLI was formed for the purpose of developing, constructing, owning, and operating the Stanford Solar Generating Station, an approximately 54 MW (nameplate) photovoltaic facility to be located in Kern County, California. It has self-certified its status as an exempt wholesale generator (EWG) and is not currently engaged in any business activities other than those associated with the development, construction, ownership, and future operation of the Stanford Solar Generating Station.
  • Golden Fields Solar I was formed for the purpose of developing, constructing, owning, and operating the Golden Fields Solar I Project (a/k/a Rosamond Solar Project Phase II), an approximately 54 MW (nameplate) photovoltaic facility to be located in Kern County. It has self-certified its status as an EWG and is not currently engaged in any business activities other than those associated with the development, construction, ownership, and future operation of Rosamond Solar Project Phase II.
  • Golden Fields Solar II was formed for the purpose of developing, constructing, owning, and operating the Golden Fields Solar II Project (a/k/a Rosamond Solar Project Phase III), an approximately 86 MW (nameplate) photovoltaic facility to be located in Kern County. It is not currently engaged in any business activities other than those associated with the development, construction, ownership, and future operation of Rosamond Solar Project Phase III. Rosamond Solar Project Phase III is in an early stage of development and Golden Fields Solar II will make all necessary filings and obtain all requisite authorizations prior to any sale of power from this project. Golden Fields Solar II has not yet self-certified its status as an EWG, but plans to do so at the appropriate time in its development process.
  • Golden Fields Solar III was formed for the purpose of developing, constructing, owning, and operating the Golden Fields Solar III Project (a/k/a Rosamond Solar Project Phase IV), an approximately 84 MW (nameplate) photovoltaic facility to be located in Kern County. It is not currently engaged in any business activities other than those associated with the development, construction, ownership, and future operation of Rosamond Solar Project Phase IV. Rosamond Solar Project Phase IV is in an early stage of development and Golden Fields Solar III will make all necessary filings and obtain all requisite authorizations prior to any sale of power from this project. Golden Fields Solar III, LLC has not yet self-certified its status as an EWG.
  • Golden Fields Solar IV was formed for the purpose of developing, constructing, owning, and operating the Golden Fields Solar IV Project (a/k/a Rosamond Solar Project Phase V), an approximately 22 MW (nameplate) photovoltaic facility to be located in Kern County. It is not currently engaged in any business activities other than those associated with the development, construction, ownership, and future operation of Rosamond Solar Project Phase V. Rosamond Solar Project Phase V is in an early stage of development and Golden Fields Solar IV will make all necessary filings and obtain all requisite authorizations prior to any sale of power. Golden Fields Solar IV has not yet self-certified its status as an EWG or a Qualifying Facility, but plans to do either or both at the appropriate time in its development process.

The applicants are indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of SunPower Corp., whose shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ. SunPower is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia.

A project contact is: Lisa Bodensteiner, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, SunPower Corp., 77 Rio Robles, San Jose, CA 95134, Tel: (408) 240-4235, lisa.bodensteiner@sunpower.com.

About Barry Cassell 20414 Articles
Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.