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In November 2018, Lightsource BP signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Sacramento Municipal Utilities Division (SMUD), one of the largest publicly owned utility companies in the United States. Under the agreement, Lightsource will finance, build, and operate a 16 megawatt solar farm within SMUD’s service territory in Sacramento County, California. SMUD will purchase all the electricity under the 25-year PPA.

The solar farm, called Wildflower Solar 1, supports SMUD’s renewable energy and carbon reduction goals. It will generate enough clean, affordable energy to cover the equivalent annual electricity needs of 2,624 homes in northern California.

  • 16.3MWᴅᴄ
    /13MWᴀᴄ capacity
  • 21,850
    metric tons of CO2 saved per year
  • 4,640
    fuel-burning cars taken off road (equivalent)

The project will support SMUD’s community solar program, as well as meet growing consumer demand for clean energy and locally sited solar.

  • 2,600
    homes powered per year
  • 80
    local jobs created during construction

Information & Resources

We’ve put together a collection of resources for anyone who’d like to know more about our SMUD solar project:

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Both SMUD and Lightsource BP are incredibly proud of this solar project, and the opportunities it will offer both organisations and the local communities. Find out more about the impacts this project will have below:


We’ve received lots of interest in our SMUD Solar Project, so we’ve put together a list of the most commonly asked questions, and their answers.


Get in Touch

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