Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Farm

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Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Farm
CountryUnited States
LocationClark County, Nevada
Coordinates36°33′21″N 114°45′07″W / 36.55583°N 114.75194°W / 36.55583; -114.75194Coordinates: 36°33′21″N 114°45′07″W / 36.55583°N 114.75194°W / 36.55583; -114.75194
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Site area2,200 acres (8.90 km2)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity420 MWp, 300 MWAC
Annual net output900 GW·h (projected)

Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Farm is a planned 420 MWp (300 MWAC) photovoltaic power station north of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada on the Moapa River Indian Reservation.[1] The facility is being developed by 8minutenergy Renewables and when completed will be the largest photovoltaic system on tribal lands in North America.[2] It is also the largest component within NV Energy's current tranche of renewable energy projects that will create over 1 Gigawatt of new electricity supply. [3] [4]

The electricity generated will have a flat rate of $23.76 per megawatt-hour throughout its 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) term, which could establish a new record-low rate for a solar PPA contract.[5][6][7]

The project is also part of NV Energy’s plans to retire a 254 MW coal-fired unit in a power-constrained region of Nevada at the end of 2021, four years ahead of schedule.[8][9]

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  1. ^ Lillian, Betsy (2018-06-01). "NV Energy Proposes Giant Solar Investment In Nevada". Solar Industry. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  2. ^ Robinson, Vernon. "NV Energy announcement includes Moapa Paiute solar plant". Moapa Valley Progress.
  3. ^ Team, News 4 & Fox 11 Digital (2018-12-21). "PUCN approves largest clean energy investment in Nevada history". KRNV. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  4. ^ "Commission Approves Largest Clean Energy Investment in Nevada History". Transmission & Distribution World. 2019-01-08. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  5. ^ "NV Energy 2.3-cent solar contract could set new price record". Utility Dive. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2018-07-13). "Clean energy is catching up to natural gas". Vox. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  7. ^ Spector, Julian (2018-06-12). "Nevada's 2.3-Cent Bid Beats Arizona's Record-Low Solar PPA Price". www.greentechmedia.com. Retrieved 2019-01-22. Instead, we can turn to 8minutenergy’s 300-megawatt Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Farm, which clocks in at a flat rate of $23.76 per megawatt-hour throughout its 25-year PPA term.
  8. ^ Patel, 12/27/2018 | Sonal (2018-12-27). "NV Energy Accelerates Retirement of One of Nevada's Last Coal Units". POWER Magazine. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  9. ^ "Warren Buffett trades for four solar plants, retiring a coal unit". pv magazine USA. 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2019-01-22.