Utility scale solar farm gets final CPUC approval

San Francisco, CA, Feb. 1, 2008 — CalRENEW-1, a utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar facility being developed under California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard program, has received formal approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The 5 megawatts of peaking power generated from CalRENEW-1, to be located in the Mendota, will be sold to Pacific Gas & Electric under a long-term power purchase agreement. The project is being developed by San Francisco-based Cleantech America, Inc.

The facility is scheduled to begin operation in the spring of 2009.

Also, Cleantech America Inc. has pledged $20,000 and is working with the Mendota to develop programs to re-train unemployed farm workers to become solar installers.

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