The Westside Solar Station, a 17.2 MWdc project in Northern California, was 92% complete as of mid-July, according to representative from Pacific Gas & Electric. The project is part of PG&E’s five-year initiative to develop up to 250 MW of utility-owned PV generation. This is the utility’s first direct renewable energy investment in over a decade and is expected to meet approximately 1.3% of PG&E’s electric demand. Cupertino Electric is developing and installing the fixed ground mount system. The solar plant will use Suntech’s multi c-Si modules and Advanced Energy inverters. Other projects included in PG&E’s solar program are the Five Points Solar, Cupertino I & II, and the Stroud Solar Station, all of which are expected online by the end of 2011.