Matrix Renewables and RPlus Energies has held a groundbreaking ceremony for Pleasant Valley Solar, their 200MWac/261MWdc solar project in Ada County, Idaho. Once the solar facility is operational, the project will be the largest solar facility in Idaho Power’s service territory and will deliver output into the same grid that supports Meta’s new data centre in Kuna, Idaho. The groundbreaking follows Matrix Renewables’ acquisition of a controlling interest in Pleasant Valley Solar from RPlus Energies earlier this summer. RPlus Energies, the original developer of the project, remains as minority interest owner in the scheme.
Cindy Tindell, managing director and head of US for Matrix Renewables said: “This groundbreaking is the next big step toward making the Pleasant Valley Solar project a reality for the people and future of Idaho, supporting its transition to locally produced clean, green energy. RPlus Energies president and chief executive Luigi Resta added: “RPlus is proud to work with Meta and Idaho Power as long-term partners to help achieve their sustainability goals and manage the region’s transition to renewable energy. “We are equally proud to partner with Matrix Renewables, who share our deep respect and commitment to renewable power generation for Ada County and the surrounding community.” The project has selected Sundt Renewables to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services, Nextracker to provide racking, BODEC to provide high voltage electrical contracting services and ET Solar to provide the solar modules for Pleasant Valley Solar.
Credits: renews.biz [Image: Matrix Renewables]