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Solar energy developer makes Imperial County home for its latest project

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY)- One of the top solar power developers in the country is making Imperial County the site of their latest endeavor.

Officials from Sunpin Solar and local agencies kicked off the "Titan Solar One Project" in a groundbreaking ceremony earlier Friday.

While most solar power generated in Imperial County is distributed to San Diego, Imperial County District Supervisor, Raymond Castillo said the power generated by the "Titan Solar One Project" stays local and providing clean energy to 27,000 residents.

"The positive thing about solar is that the price is pretty much set. And there's very little fluctuation and cost."

Castillo said what attracts developers to the Imperial Valley is the benefits of its location.

"And as you know, we don't have many cloudy days in this valley. So it's ideal climate condition for the generation of solar."

The project also helps the golden state to continue its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Marsel Kamberaj, Director of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction for Sunpin Solar said, "These are big issues that eventually we're going to have to face. So if we take small steps now and start building this power plant and then producing this renewable energy, we can very well avoid releasing such emissions, greenhouse emissions into the earth's atmosphere. "

Kamberaj added that the project is also providing 400 local jobs.

"Come a couple of months after you're going to see tons of construction happening. You're going to see electricians. Unit electricians. Laborers, mechanical installers. There's going to be a lot of activity. A lot of excitement," said Kamberaj.

The "Titan Solar One Project" is set to finish this November.

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Billy Khang

Billy Khang joined KYMA in January of 2018 as a Multimedia Journalist.

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