Cupertino Electric Completes 20 Megawatt Solar Project for PG&E to Help Meet California Renewable Generation Goals

20 Megawatt solar farm engineered and constructed by Cupertino Electric for PG&E in Huron, Calif.

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Energy Alternatives Division of Cupertino Electric, Inc. (www.cei.com) today announced the completion of a 20 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Huron, California engineered and constructed for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). The 20 MW project was built in eight months and is the third project that Cupertino Electric has built for PG&E under the utility’s five-year clean energy initiative. The commercial operation date of the 20 MW project is scheduled for June 29, 2012.

“This third successful PG&E project leveraged the knowledge Cupertino Electric gained on past utility-scale projects for PG&E and the skills of our outstanding in-house engineering and construction teams”

“PG&E and our partners today celebrate another milestone in our solar PV program,” said John Conway, senior vice president of energy supply for PG&E. “These new solar facilities demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing our customers with some of the cleanest energy in the nation. We’re proud that more than half of our electricity comes from sources that are renewable or emit no greenhouse gases. We applaud the dedicated workers from Cupertino Electric who are helping us harness even more clean energy from the sun.”

About the 20 MW PG&E Project

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The 20 MW Huron project was engineered and constructed by Cupertino Electric under PG&E’s 500-MW Solar PV Program which includes up to 250 MW of utility-owned solar generation. The Huron site is one of three projects which comprise the second year of the utility-owned generation program. Construction of the project spanned eight months starting in October 2011 and ending in June 2012.

“This third successful PG&E project leveraged the knowledge Cupertino Electric gained on past utility-scale projects for PG&E and the skills of our outstanding in-house engineering and construction teams,” said Paul Aggarwal, vice president of operations for Cupertino Electric’s Energy Alternatives Division. “We are fortunate to work with some of the best people in the industry at PG&E. Through this multi-year experience, we have developed methods that enable us to deliver projects faster, safer and more efficiently each time we step onto a solar jobsite.”

About Cupertino Electric, Inc.

Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and has provided expert engineering and construction services for a constantly evolving world for more than 58 years. Its Energy Alternatives Division designs, constructs and manages innovative solar and alternative energy solutions. For more information, visit www.cei.com/energy.

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