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December 2, 2021

North Star Solar PV Park, US

By Carmen

North Star Solar PV Park is a 140MW solar PV power project. It is located in Minnesota, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in December 2016.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 140 140 Active Minnesota, the US Community Energy

Description

The project was developed by Community Energy and is currently owned by D E Shaw and.

North Star Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 1,000 acres.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 20,000 households. The project cost is $180m.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in December 2016.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Xcel Energy under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years, starting from 2016.

Contractors Involved

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

JinkoSolar Holding was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 440,000 modules at the site.

The project is utilising single axis trackers supplied by NEXTracker.

Swinerton Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project.

About Community Energy

Community Energy Inc (Community Energy) is an alternative energy company which develops solar and wind energy projects. The company provides renewable energy solutions for the domestic supply of clean and fuel free energy. It offers wind energy and fuel free energy services. Community Energy also provides green energy solutions to businesses and government, residential and small-business customers and marketing of wind energy. The company also operates wind projects in the Northeast such as Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm, Atlantic City and Bear Creek Wind Farm, Pennsylvania. It operates solar projects in Colorado, Minnesota and Virginia, the US. Community Energy is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, 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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