NRG Energy and its unit NRG Yield said a new 20 MW photovoltaic facility is now online in Southern California.
The project was jointly funded by both NRG and NRG Yield through the previously announced partnership between both companies.
The project was built on about 180 acres of land located in the western Mojave Desert, five miles northeast of Palmdale, Calif., the majority of which is leased from the United States Air Force.
About 98,000 PV solar panels onsite are expected to generate enough electricity to power about 3,280 homes. At this rate, the project will avoid 41,000 tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to taking 8,600 cars off the road.
Construction began in summer 2015, and the project created about 250 jobs during construction.