Construction wraps up on largest solar facility in Midwest

A cumulative 1,092 MW of PV capacity has been installed at roughly 2,000 locations by the top 25 corporate solar users in the USA, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). "This is the largest solar installation that we've interconnected to our system at over 100 megawatts".

The association's report tracks 1,100 MW of solar installations at America's top companies, or enough electricity to power the equivalent of 193,000 homes every year.

"This report's so-called findings are simply regurgitating the same left-over arguments we've been hearing for years, but the facts are clear: Distributed solar is one of the most promising paths to a clean, healthy and affordable energy economy". "Investing in solar is a common-sense decision that pays dividends for both the environment and companies' bottom lines and these leaders deserve a big round of applause", Kimbis added.

In his presentation titled, "Approaches to Renewable Energy Provision in Nigeria", he enjoined governments to commence the use of renewable in powering all government buildings, infrastructure and assets adding that the federal government should target the generation of a minimum of 20% of its energy requirements from Renewable Energy. Also noteworthy, in just the first three quarters of 2016, the report found 142 MW of corporate solar was added in the US, more than was installed in all of 2015 (129 MW).

"Solar plays a vital role within our renewable energy portfolio", said Mark Vanderhelm, VP of energy for Walmart. "Our commitment to installing solar panels on 500 stores and distribution centers by 2020 is evidence of that progress". (30.2 MW) and real estate and shopping center developer Hartz Mountain Industries (22.7 MW). "The construction of North Star created many jobs, and the local area is expected to receive about $350,000 of production and property tax revenues each year from the project".

  • Anthony Vega