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November 24, 2021

Muscle Shoals Solar PV Park, US

By Carmen

Muscle Shoals Solar PV Park is a 294MW solar PV power project. It is located in Alabama, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2020 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in September 2021.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 294 294 Active Alabama, the US First Solar; Longroad Energy Holdings

Description

The project was developed by First Solar and Longroad Energy Holdings. The project is currently owned by Orsted.

Muscle Shoals Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 2,432 acres.

The project cost is $316.932m.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 2020 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in September 2021.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Tennessee Valley Authority under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years. The contracted capacity is 227MW.

Contractors Involved

Swinerton Renewable Energy was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

First Solar was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 670,000 modules at the site.

The inverters were procured from Power Electronics USA for the project.

The project is utilising trackers supplied by NEXTracker.

About First Solar

First Solar Inc (First Solar) is a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. It designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules. The company produces solar systems using cadmium telluride technology. First Solar also offers solar PV power systems, and operations and maintenance services to system owners; and energy storage solutions and algorithms to design and simulate the optimal dispatch of a system. The company serves utilities, commercial and industrial companies, independent power producers, and other system owners in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. It has solar module manufacturing facilities in the US, Malaysia, Germany and Vietnam. First Solar is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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