Lightsource bp has closed on a $20 million financing package and started construction on its Wildflower Solar project in Rio Linda, about 10 miles north of Sacramento.
The plant will produce electricity enough to power about 2,600 homes. Construction is underway, with commercial operation expected by the end of 2020.
The project will employ more than 75 on-site construction team members from the local community during peak construction, in addition to supporting full time manufacturing jobs. Construction Innovations, a manufacturer of specialized electrical systems, has partnered with local contractors to build the project.