Longroad Energy, a U.S.-based renewable vitality developer, proprietor and operator, commenced development of Solar Streams 3, its 285-MWDC photo voltaic and 215 MWAC/860 MWh storage undertaking positioned in Maricopa County, Arizona. Solar Streams 3 is predicted to start business operations in 2024 and would be the largest photo voltaic + storage undertaking in Longroad’s operational portfolio.
“We’re happy to have achieved the important thing milestones of economic shut and graduation of development on Solar Streams 3, the newest part of our flagship photo voltaic + storage complicated positioned at one of the vital vital energy hubs within the western U.S.,” mentioned Paul Gaynor, CEO of Longroad Power. “Arizona is a vital progress market, and Longroad presently has a 4-GW working and growth portfolio within the state.”
The undertaking interconnects with the grid on the Hassayampa switchyard, a western transmission hub. Solar Streams 3 will generate sufficient electrical energy to energy 90,000 properties, which might be bought by Arizona Public Service (APS) through a long-term Energy Buy Settlement.
“Arizona is without doubt one of the quickest rising states within the nation, and it’s our accountability to maintain the lights on year-round for the communities we serve — from properties to hospitals to manufacturing facilities,” mentioned Justin Joiner, VP of useful resource administration at APS. “The vitality generated by this undertaking will help APS as we transition to a 100% clear and carbon-free useful resource combine by 2050 and is a technique we’re sustaining an reasonably priced, resilient and balanced vitality provide for all our prospects.”
Longroad acquired Solar Streams 3 from First Photo voltaic in early 2021 in a transaction that included a number of initiatives in Arizona, together with the 200-MWDC Solar Streams 2 photo voltaic undertaking which has been operational since 2021, and extra initiatives, that are nonetheless in growth. Persevering with their partnership, First Photo voltaic is supplying Longroad with Collection 6+ photo voltaic modules for the Solar Streams 3 undertaking.
Throughout development, Solar Streams 3 is projected to make use of over 300 individuals. McCarthy Constructing Cos., with its Renewable Power & Storage group based mostly in Phoenix, was chosen because the EPC (engineering, procurement and development) contractor on the undertaking. McCarthy additionally constructed Longroad’s adjoining 200-MWDC Solar Streams 2 photo voltaic undertaking.
“Longroad is a frontrunner within the renewable vitality transition and we’re proud to be partnering with them once more for the Solar Streams 3 photo voltaic undertaking,” mentioned Scott Canada, govt VP of McCarthy’s Renewable Power & Storage group. “It’s very rewarding for our group to be a part of constructing a extra sustainable vitality infrastructure in Arizona, in partnership with Longroad, and to even be offering members of the area people with profession alternatives within the increasing photo voltaic trade.”
The 215-MW/860-MWh battery vitality storage system (BESS) might be delivered by Powin, a U.S.-based vitality storage producer with over 17 GWh of initiatives deployed, underneath development, or underneath contract. The BESS will embody SMA inverters and cells from Envision AESC, which might be built-in into Powin’s modular and scalable Stack 750E vitality phase. Longroad, along side Powin and NovaSource, will present long-term operations and upkeep providers.
Nextracker is supplying trackers for the undertaking and SunGrow is supplying the photo voltaic inverters. Complete operations and upkeep providers for the undertaking might be supplied by NovaSource and Longroad’s affiliate Longroad Power Companies.
Solar Streams 3 will generate greater than $65 million in income for Arizona faculties through long-term leases with the Arizona State Land Division.
Information merchandise from Longroad Power Holdings