PRESS RELEASE: Strata Solar To Develop Washington State’s Largest Solar Facility
Strata Solar To Develop Washington State’s Largest Solar Facility
Solar Select Program Powered by Avista’s Renewable Energy Green Tariff
(Chapel Hill, NC) – As part of Strata Solar’s strategic expansion to the West Coast to develop and acquire more projects, the company is announcing the development of a 28 MW-DC solar facility in the town of Lind, Washington. This facility will be the largest solar power plant in the state, powering roughly 4,000 average homes annually.
The announcement comes as Strata has been rapidly growing its national footprint to include construction of several other projects in Arizona, New Mexico and California, some with battery storage solutions built into the mix.
The Adams-Neilson solar farm in Lind is part of the Solar Select (TM) program, offered by local utility, Avista, which allows commercial and industrial electric customers to participate in the benefits of solar energy through this centralized solar production facility. Construction will begin in May with a groundbreaking ceremony where the Mayor and other elected officials will commemorate the project and what it means for the community. The system is expected to be operational later this year.
“It’s part of Strata’s mission to bring new, renewable energy sources to our customers,” said Strata’s Chief Development Officer, John Knight. “By partnering with utilities, such as Avista, we will be able to continue to scale and bring more renewable energy solutions online across the country.”
Strata is also actively acquiring new projects to build its portfolio of operating solar assets. Interested parties can contact Strata directly for more information on selling their renewable energy projects.
About Strata Solar
Strata Solar is a leading provider of utility-scale, commercial and community solar PV systems. Since 2008, Strata has constructed over 1.2 GW in total solar capacity and maintains a development pipeline of over 3.5 GW. The company's integrated approach, which includes development, financing, engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance, allows Strata to consistently develop and build quality projects with long-term ownership in mind. Strata is consistently ranked one of the top utility-scale solar integrators in the U.S.
About Avista Utilities
Avista Utilities is involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy. We provide energy services and electricity to 375,000 customers and natural gas to 336,000 customers in a service territory that covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.6 million. Avista Utilities is an operating division of Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA). For more information, please visit www.avistautilities.com.
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