US clean energy company Invenergy LLC last week held a groundbreaking ceremony at its 50-MW Luning Solar Energy Center project in Nevada, it said on Monday.
The project is located in Luning, on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). It will include more than 200,000 photovoltaic (PV) modules mounted on single-axis trackers.
The construction contracts were awarded to Germany-based Phoenix Solar AG (ETR:PS4) for the PV array and to EPC Services for the substation and transmission line.
Once built, the project will be purchased by Liberty Utilities, which provides electric service to 49,000 customers on the California side of Lake Tahoe and adjacent areas to the south and north.
"When completed, the solar project will meet 25 percent of our customers’ energy needs," said Greg Sorensen, president of Liberty Utilities-CA.
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