Greenwood, SolarGen JV to develop 40-MW PV project in Minnesota
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Allied Solar, a new joint venture between Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure (GSI) and family-owned energy development business SolarGen, last week announced plans to develop a 40-MW solar project in Minnesota.
The solar park is to be built on 200 acres of privately-owned land in Alexandria and is estimated to generate enough power to supply at least 7,600 homes within the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) territory.
Presently, the project is being reviewed for a Conditional Use Permit with the Douglas County (MN) Land & Resource Department. If successeful, it will be fenced and landscaped based on input from the Douglas County Planning Advisory Commission and local landowners.
“This project will increase access to sustainable energy and promote local job creation. In addition, this step forward is proof that solar is not only affordable but can be implemented across the country—whether it be the American South, mid-Atlantic, Mountain West, or the Northeast,” stated Mazen Turk, CEO of renewables investor GSI.
The state of Minnesota aims to achieve 10% solar generation by 2030. Currently, only 3% of its electricity generation comes from solar and just 24% of that comes from utility-scale projects.