Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure intends 40-MW Minnesota solar project

Oct 6, 2022 10:54 AM ET
  • Allied Solar, a new joint venture between Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure (GSI) and also SolarGen today plan to develop a 40-MW utility-scale solar park on around 200 acres of privately-owned land in Alexandria, Minnesota. The recommended project will provide renewable energy to power at least 7,600 homes within the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) territory.

GSI is a New York-based renewable resource operator and also financier with a passion in establishing solar and also storage space centers across the USA. SolarGen is a solar designer based in Colorado.

" This is an amazing project that will seal GSI's growth plans and remain to sustain and also advance the country's change to a trustworthy, clean power future," stated Mazen Turk, Chief Executive Officer of GSI. "This project will certainly enhance access to sustainable power and advertise local work production. On top of that, this progression is evidence that solar is not only affordable yet can be executed throughout the nation-- whether it be the American South, mid-Atlantic, Mountain West, or the Northeast."

The 200 acres of exclusive land for the project are under contract with Allied Solar pending essential permits and approvals. The project is presently under evaluation for a Conditional Use Permit with the Douglas County MN Land & Resource Department. If passed, the project will be fenced and landscaped based on input from the Douglas County Planning Advisory Commission as well as the families who possess as well as survive and around the residential property.

"This is among the most key points of interconnect in the top Midwest and among one of the most efficacious places for injecting [40] MW of reliable as well as affordable renewable energy to offer the area," said Carmine Iadarola, CEO of SolarGen.

Currently, only 3% of Minnesota's electrical energy generation originates from solar. Of that generation, only 24% comes from utility-scale projects. Large-scale projects like the Alexandria solar ranch will certainly aid accelerate clean energy generation in the state and also aid it reach its stated objective of 10% solar generation in Minnesota by 2030.

The Alexandria project is one of the initial developments in an offer GSI announced with SolarGen in March of 2022. That bargain included as much as 233 MW of new solar capacity in five united state states-- along with Minnesota, they consist of Colorado, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

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