Sol Systems updates: Acquires Grandview solar mission in Indiana, completes Nebraska’s largest solar farm

By SB Staff June 23, 2022

Busy week of bulletins from Washington, D.C.-based Sol Systems. On Tuesday, the acquisition of a 91 MWdc solar growth mission in Spencer County, Ind., from Orion Renewable Power Resources, was made official. On Wednesday, building of Nebraska’s largest solar farm was completed, which was developed and operated by solar energy developer Sol Systems in partnership with EPC agency GenPro Energy Solutions.

The Spencer County, Ind., mission, often known as Grandview, is a part of Sol Systems’ Impact + Infrastructure development technique, which permits native employment alternatives and extra neighborhood advantages.

“This acquisition builds on Sol Systems’ significant footprint in the Midwest,” stated Yuri Horwitz, CEO of Sol Systems. “We are eager to kick-off the construction phase of this project which will bring new clean energy and opportunities to the local community and region.”

Sol Systems will develop, personal, and function the mission. Once full, the mission will produce sufficient solar energy, yearly, to power over 13,000 properties.

The Norfolk, Neb., mission us paired with the Nebraska Public Power District’s first large-scale battery storage unit as a 8.5 MW solar + battery storage system. The array is a part of NPPD’s neighborhood solar program, SunWise, permitting native Norfolk residents to buy clear energy produced from the array at a set worth to offset regular retail electrical energy.

Sol Systems and NPPD entered a 30-year power buy settlement for the energy of the array, offering a set price of energy for NPPD and Norfolk residents for many years.

During building, the mission web site was planted with pollinator habitats to help native bee and butterfly populations. Prairie flowers and grasses will construct up a thriving native habitat, stabilizing and supporting soil well being whereas offering habitat for species in danger.

In addition to the energy and academic advantages of the array, Sol Systems partnered with Northeast Community College (NECC) to determine three scholarships for college students within the college’s Electrical Construction and Control Program. The scholarships, which cowl two years of tuition for college students, have been awarded this spring. In additional partnership with NECC, internships with GenPro have been established for college students already enrolled within the Electrical Construction and Control Program, offering them with hands-on expertise serving to to assemble the array.

“As the EPC who has constructed the most municipal solar arrays in the State of Nebraska, it is really important that we can give back to the communities we serve,” stated Molly Brown, EVP of Corporate Strategy at GenPro. “Education is at the core of who we are, and the partnership with NECC allowed us to train the next generation of solar electricians. We need more skilled labor as this industry continues to grow.”

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Tags: Community Solar, utility-scale

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