SOLV Energy constructing 1st phase of 1.3-GW solar project
SOLV Energy has been contracted to provide EPC services for Doral Renewables’ Mammoth North project, the first phase in a three-part, 1.3-GWAC solar development in Northwestern Indiana. The Mammoth North solar farm specifically is expected to have a generation capacity of approximately 400 MWAC of energy, enough to power approximately 75,000 Midwestern households annually.
“It has been a challenging year in the solar industry and we are happy to have the SOLV Energy team by our side as we navigate through these challenges,” said Amit Nadkarni, VP of project management at Doral. “We will be mobilizing this month, and we look forward to the construction of this project over the next 15 to 18 months and adding 400 MW of clean energy to the grid.”
Mammoth North has a power purchase agreement signed with AEP Energy Partners, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric energy wholesale and retail suppliers in the US The project is expected to begin operations in 2023.
“Mammoth North Solar is a landmark project that has garnered support of dozens of Indiana farmers who will be powering the new economy,” said George Hershman, CEO of SOLV Energy. “The construction of this project speaks to the growing demand for cleaner energy sources right here at home by Americans across the country. As the EPC contractor building Mammoth North, SOLV Energy is proud to represent our industry and the significant job, economic and community service opportunities that large-scale solar projects bring to a region.”
News item from Doral Renewables