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The 150 MWac Desert Harvest Solar project is Located on approximately 1,200 acres of land managed by the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the largest Solar Energy Zone in the U.S., the Riverside County, California solar project will utilize horizontal single-axis tracking solar photovoltaic technology. The electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of up to 73,000 average California homes. This is equivalent to avoiding more than 300,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 72,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.
EDF Renewables (EDF RE) signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with MCE for up to 186 megawatts peak (MWp) / 150 MWac from the Desert Harvest Solar Project. The Project is expected to begin delivery of clean electricity to MCE starting in 2020.