3 MW – Tracy, California


On average, this project generates

which is enough electricity to power

% Breakdown of Total System Cost

*Balance of System includes all project costs not directly relate to the system’s panels.

Stephen Smith managed the engineering, installation and startup of a 3MW HCPV system in Tracy, CA for a former employer.


As project manager, Stephen provided the following services:

  • Conducted the site audit
  • Managed 12.47kV grid connection process
  • Oversaw the interconnection design
  • Compiled the interconnection application and study documents
  • Interacted with the utility to gain project approval
  • Selected equipment required for interconnection
  • Managed internal and external design and engineering resources
  • Developed the project’s full design package
  • Achieved the project’s building permit
  • Conducted an EPC RFQ process
  • Assembled a team of subcontractors
  • Managed CEQA and Conditional Use Permit processes


In addition, Stephen secured the first Conditional Use Permit for a commercial solar facility in Alameda County, CA and reduced project interconnection costs by 40%.

Project Details 
StructureDouble Axis Tracking
LocationTracy, CA
Site TypeAgricultural
StatusOperational since 2010

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