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CIM breaks ground at 2.7 GW Californian solar park

CIM Group has started the construction on one of the world’s largest solar farms – the 2,700 MW Westlands Solar Park in San Joaquin Valley, California. The project will stretch over 21,000 acres of former farmland in Fresno and Kings Counties, within a 2017 designated Opportunity Zone, and will provide some economic diversification to an area largely focused on agriculture. After perhaps a thousand jobs during construction, the project will also entail O&M positions through its lifespan. The Westlands CREZ (Competitive Renewable Energy Zone) has a designated potential of 5,000 MW: by fulfilling most of that by itself, the Westlands Solar Park in turn contributes to California’s broader targets, specifically the state’s latest clean energy targets of 50% by 2026, 60%…

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