Phoenix Solar wins contract to build Luning project in Nevada for Invenergy

Phoenix Solar, a subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG, said Feb. 22 that it has been awarded a contract to design and build a 65 MWp photovoltaic plant for Invenergy Solar Development LLC.

The Luning Solar Energy Project (LSEP) will incorporate advanced 1500 Volt plant architecture with polycrystalline modules mounted on a single axis tracking system, the company noted. The project is located near Luning in Mineral County, Nevada, and was developed by Invenergy Solar Development. Phoenix Solar will be responsible for the plant engineering, procurement of the balance of plant materials, and construction, which is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2016.

This photovoltaic power plant will be built on public land owned by the federal government and managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). BLM issued both a final environmental assessment and an associated finding of no significant impacts (FONSI), both dated June 2015, for this 50-MW (nameplate) solar project.

“We are pleased to have developed the Luning Solar Energy Project which will provide to the region a new source of clean electricity supply as well as economic development benefits. The construction contract was awarded to Phoenix Solar because of its solid track record of engineering and constructing high-performance photovoltaic power plants with proven reliability,” said Mick Baird, Invenergy’s Vice President of Business Development for the West.

Tim P. Ryan, CEO of Phoenix Solar AG, added: “We are proud to have been entrusted a project of this size and importance by one of the most experienced and successful project developers in the USA. This is an example of the significant progress we have made in 2015 in positioning Phoenix Solar as a leading EPC contractor. The project further strengthens our market position and propels us on a path of continued growth in the highly competitive US market.”

Phoenix Solar AG, with its headquarters in Germany, is an international photovoltaic system integrator. With subsidiaries on three continents, the company has sold solar modules with an output of significantly more than one gigawatt since its founding.

Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas and Europe. Invenergy’s home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 10,300 MW of projects that are in operation, in construction, or under contract, including wind, solar, and natural gas-fueled power generation projects and energy storage facilities.

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