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 northwest Indiana. The Mammoth North solar farm is expected to have a specific generation capacity of approximately 400 MWAC of energy, enough to power approximately 75,000 homes in the Midwest each year.
“It has been a challenging year in the solar industry and we are pleased to have the SOLV Energy team by our side as we navigate these challenges,” said Amit Nadkarni, VP of project management at Doral. “We will mobilize this month and we look forward to building this project over the next 15 to 18 months and adding 400 MW of clean energy to the grid.”
Mammoth North has signed a power purchase agreement with AEP Energy Partners, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest wholesale and retail suppliers of electrical energy in the US. The project is expected to start in 2023.
“Mammoth North Solar is a landmark project that has won the support of dozens of Indiana farmers that will power the new economy,” said George Hershman, CEO of SOLV Energy. “The construction of this project is responding to the growing demand for cleaner energy sources 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 employment, economic and community service opportunities that large-scale solar projects bring to a region.”
News item from Doral Renewables