A new commercial-scale solar energy project in Tulare County will be formally commissioned at a ceremony Wednesday near Kingsburg.
The Kingsburg Solar Park, covering about 20 acres and producing about 5 megawatts of electricity, is one of five newly completed projects developed by ImMODO Energy Services. Together, the Kingsburg site and others near Exeter, Ivanhoe, Lindsay and Tulare will generate about 22 megawatts of solar power -- enough to meet the electricity demands of more than 5,800 homes, according to Michael Washam, Tulare County's economic development manager. The Kingsburg plant was chosen as the site to represent the commissioning of all five new projects.
ImMODO is building nine solar plants in Tulare County that comprise a total investment of more than $65 million.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Kingsburg site, 1522 Avenue 392, east of Highway 99 just south of Kingsburg.