Black Bear Solar Farm is a 130MW solar PV power project. It is located in Alabama, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2022 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in October 2022. Buy the profile here.
The project is developed and owned by Lightsource BP Renewable Energy Investments. The company has a stake of 100%.
Black Bear Solar Farm is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 800 acres.
The project supplies enough clean energy to power 20,000 households, offsetting 173,252t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $125m.
The project construction commenced in 2022 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in October 2022.
Power purchase agreement
The power generated from the project is sold to Alabama Municipal Electric Authority under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years from 2022. The contracted capacity is 100MW.
Orbital Solar Services and OSS JPOW were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.
First Solar was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 280,000 modules at the site.
The project is utilising trackers supplied by Array Technologies.
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About Lightsource BP Renewable Energy Investments
Lightsource BP Renewable Energy Investments Ltd (Lightsource BP) formerly Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd, is an alternative energy company. It acquires, develops and manages large-scale solar projects and smart energy solutions. The company’s service offering includes site identification, power marketing, engineering, procurement, construction management, and operation and maintenance services. Lightsource BP also provides power purchase agreements, risk management, asset management, monitoring, optimization and financing solutions. It operates across Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Europe. The company is owned by BP Plc and its management and staff. The Company is headquartered in London, Greater London, the UK..