Boise, Idaho - December 13, 2016 - Clēnera’s Grand View PV Solar Two is fully operational. This 108 MWdc solar facility lies on 670 acres of farmland in rural Elmore County, Idaho. Backed by a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Idaho Power, the Grand View solar project is expected to produce enough clean energy to provide power to more than 17,000 homes in Idaho according to Clēnera’s project manager.
Grand View PV Solar Two was among the first utility-scale projects to be brought online in Idaho’s history. While not the first solar facility in Idaho, it was the largest when it entered operations, and has redefined the future landscape of farming in Idaho.
“It is the wave of the future no matter what side of the spectrum you’re on from an economic standpoint of quite frankly making money, to doing something better for our planet,” said Clēnera’s Project Manager, Meir Cabaltera.
Construction on this 350,000 module facility was completed on September 9, 2016 by Swinerton Renewable Energy and the 300 local hires.
"Through our continuing partnership with Clēnera, we are pleased to help set the precedent for utility-scale projects in Idaho's emerging solar market. Grand View models the impactful role solar can play in local economies, surrounding communities, and our environment," said George Hershman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy in a news release. "Congratulations to Clēnera and to the SRE team at Grand View on another successful project."
Clēnera’s CEO, Jason Ellsworth, said: “We’ve got clean energy by way of solar, wind, thermal. So much that is changing to make our world a better place and it comes about because of the individual sacrifices of people who care and put in their time and energy to make something like this a reality.”
Clenera, LLC (“Clēnera”) is a privately-held renewable energy company headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Clēnera acquires, develops, builds and manages utility-scale solar farms and energy storage facilities throughout the United States. Combining breakthrough technology with a deeply integrated team approach, Clēnera provides reliable, affordable energy systems and helps its utility partners become clean energy leaders in their communities. Clēnera’s current operating portfolio exceeds 1.3 GW, with more than 14 GW of solar and storage assets in development. Learn more at www.clenera.com.
About Swinerton Renewable Energy
Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) offers engineering, procurement, construction, and SOLV® services for solar photovoltaic plants throughout North America to a diverse range of clients. Over 125 years of building landmark projects, Swinerton has forged a reputation for unsurpassed safety, workmanship, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. Today, our team takes pride in building cost-effective solar systems that will generate reliable, clean power for many years to come. SRE has delivered over 3.5 GW solar projects and our SOLV team manages over 4.5 GW of PV plants. Learn more about Swinerton Renewable Energy at swinertonrenewable.com.