星期二, 9月 28, 2021
Home PV Project 250 MW solar project proposed in Wyoming

250 MW solar project proposed in Wyoming

The installation represents more capacity than the state has installed to date, with the project’s developer hinting at more to come.

Source:pv magazine

Legend Services, Inc, an oil & gas and industrial services company based out of Rock Springs, Wyoming, has submitted a proposal for what would be, by far, the largest solar installation in the state.

The proposal is for a 250 MW installation set to be constructed in Riverton, which is located on the Wind River Reservation in the central/western part of the state.

The project would cost $250 million, according to the proposal from Legend, which would include the wages for the 300 full-time construction, 25 technician, five full-time electrical engineer, and five security personnel jobs that the project would create. According to the developer, the positions are all intended to be filled by the local workforce.

Legend has begun working with the Department of Environmental Quality to secure the permits necessary to initiate the project and, if approved, project completion is scheduled to take two years.

Legend also shares that it is working on other solar projects in different areas of Wyoming, with a company representative telling local press that “The country is developing, and I think we need to develop with it and bring green power to the state.”

If bringing green power to the state is the goal, then this project is certainly a significant start, as its 250 MW of proposed capacity is nearly double the state’s entire installed solar capacity to date, which sits at just under 140 MW. SEIA projects the state to add just over 150 MW of capacity in the next five years, so the approval of this project would dramatically shift the outlook for the state’s solar deployment.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Generac unveils new microinverter as part of move into solar, energy storage

Generac, a U.S. manufacturer of backup power generation products for the residential, light commercial and industrial markets, has unveiled two new solar microinverter models...

China pledges not to build new coal plants abroad yet questions remain

“China will step up support for other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy and will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad,”...

Circular economy could support India’s push for clean energy, self-reliance

With approximately 44 GW of installed PV capacity and 40 GW of installed wind capacity as of July – against a 450 GW renewables...

Frameless glass-glass solar modules made in Europe have the best CO2 footprint, Fraunhofer ISE says

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has recently published a study in which the CO2 footprint of six monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic modules...