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C a l i f o r n i a   P H O T O N

Topaz Solar Farm: Photovoltaic Panel Plant Planned for Central California

Topaz Solar Farm is a planned 550 megawatt solar photovolatic power plant to be built with thin-film panels supplied by OptiSolar. PG&E has agreed to buy all of the power from the plant, which is expected to amount to 550 gigawatt-hours annually. 1  

The installation would use 9.5 square miles of ranch land in San Luis Obispo County. 2  

facility location footprint area peak output power peak efficiency
square miles square kilometers megawatts watts per square meter net efficiency
Topaz Solar Farm San Luis Obispo County 9.5 24.605 550 22.35 2.24%

References

1. PG&E Signs Historic 800 Mw Photovoltaic Solar Power Agreements With Optisolar and Sunpower, PGE.com, 8/14/2008 [cached]
2. PG&E plans big investment in solar power, SFGate.com, 8/15/2008 [cached]