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Folsom’s 8minutenergy to develop solar projects in Kern County

Folsom-based 8minutenergy Renewables LLC says it has received approval to build solar projects of up to 135 megawatts in Kern County.

Approval for the Redwood Solar Farms came from the Kern County Board of Supervisors.

The Redwood projects will be developed on 640 acres of farmland. Construction of the first phase is set to begin in December, with energy production expected to begin in mid-2015.

Officials said Redwood Solar Farms’ expected annual production capacity of 350 million kilowatt-hours of electricity will produce enough energy to serve 65,000 Californians.

8minutenergy Renewables also has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and El Centro.

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Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.