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The Techren Solar Project is a 300 megawatt (MWAC) solar photovoltaic power plant near Boulder City, Nevada was originally founded and developed by SECP (Sustainable Energy Capital Partners) [1] and is currently being developed by 174 Power Global, the US subsidiary of the South Korean company, Hanwha Group. Two phases of the project are currently under construction: the 100 MW Techren 1 began in 2017 and the 200 MW Techren 2 began in 2018.[2]

Techren Solar Project
CountryUnited States
LocationBoulder City, Nevada
Coordinates35°47′00″N 115°01′00″W / 35.78333°N 115.01667°W / 35.78333; -115.01667Coordinates: 35°47′00″N 115°01′00″W / 35.78333°N 115.01667°W / 35.78333; -115.01667
StatusUnder construction
Construction began2017 (TS1)
2018 (TS2)
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Site area2,300 acres (930 ha)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity300 MWAC

Project detailsEdit

The project is located on 2,300 acres near the existing 64 MW Nevada Solar One, 150 MW Boulder Solar, and 552 MW Copper Mountain Solar Facilities in the Eldorado Valley.[2] NV Energy intends to purchase the electricity from both facilities, which are eligible for further customer participation under the NV GreenEnergy Rider opportunity.[3] As with the Fort Churchill Solar Array and Boulder Solar, Apple Inc. has helped to motivate the project through its participation of its northern Nevada data centers in the program.[4]

Both units are being built to a 1.5 kVdc maximum system voltage standard.[5][6] This increase from the previous 1.0 kVdc standard enables the inverter to operate at higher efficiency and reliability, and is expected to reduce overall balance of system costs over the lifetime of the facility.[7] Swinerton Renewable Energy is the EPC contractor, and Clenera is providing asset management services.[8] Expected completion is by September 2019.[9]

An additional 100 MW is also in planning for development: the 25 MW Techren 3, the 25 MW Techren 4, and the 50 MW Techren 5.[10][11][12]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SECP Partners with POSCO Power to Build the World's Largest Solar Power Plant". www.businesswire.com. 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b Techren Solar, 174 Power Global
  3. ^ "Solar Resources". NV Energy. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "NV Energy Starts Power Delivery from 50 MW Boulder Solar II Project in Nevada, US". powerinfotoday.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "JinkoSolar Supplies 132 MW to Techren Solar 1 Project". PR Newswire. December 6, 2018. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Kelsey Misbrener (January 31, 2019). "Sungrow Ships 1500 V Central Inverters to Techren 2 Solar Project". Solar Power World.
  7. ^ "GE Partners with Looop, Bringing 1.5kV Solar Inverter Technology to Japan" (PDF). gepowerconversion.com. July 19, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "Techren 1". Swinerton Renewable Energy. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  9. ^ "Techren II - State of Nevada Renewable Energy Tax Abatement Application" (PDF). energy.nv.gov.
  10. ^ "NV Energy boasts 'lowest-cost' PPAs for 2 proposed solar projects". Utility Dive. November 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "Nevada Utility is Putting $2 Billion into Solar Power and Storage". Renewable Energy World. June 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Commission Approves Largest Clean Energy Investment in Nevada History". T&D World. January 8, 2019.