The 200 MW Centinela Solar Energy Facility, the largest project in Yingli’s history, covers over 1,600 acres of desert terrain in southern California’s Imperial County. It consists of approximately 700,000 large-format YGE-U Series modules, which are fully compatible with most tracking and mounting systems. Specifically engineered for large-scale applications, the modules’ highly durable and weather-resistant backsheets contain DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film. Given this facility’s size and significance, it was imperative to Fluor Corporation, the EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) provider, to be able to guarantee system performance. That’s why Yingli’s engineers worked closely with Fluor to develop a project-specific performance guarantee based on highly accurate energy forecasts and module performance projections tested against real-life field conditions. With the project already in operation, it is estimated that the electricity generated by the system powers over 60,000 homes. The system will power the local utility grid for the next 20 years since the facility’s owner, Centinela Solar Energy, LLC, secured a long-term Power Purchase Agreement to supply clean energy throughout Imperial County and the nearby city of San Diego.