Two new solar array projects planned for Montana and South Dakota

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Two utility-scale solar array projects have been planned for Montana and South Dakota, to be installed by Borrego. Greenbacker Renewable Energy selected the solar installation company to engineer and construct the projects which will be the largest to date for Greenbacker as well as Borrego’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) group and are the first for Borrego in the two states.

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Montana Sun and Fall River solar projects

Montana Sun Solar’s 80MW project is situated on a 489-acre location in Yellowstone County, Montana. The 80MW Fall River Solar project will be built on a 500-acre plot of land in Fall River County, South Dakota. Both projects will commence construction in the fourth quarter of 2021 and are expected to be operational in December 2022. The two solar facilities, when built, will be among the biggest in their respective states. Long-term power purchase agreements have been signed for both projects with local investment-grade utilities: Montana Sun with Northwestern Energy and Fall River with Black Hills Power. Greenbacker purchased both projects from Broad Reach Power (BRP) as part of its aim to buy and operate large-scale utility solar plant.

“These projects are the most recent and significant additions to Borrego’s rapidly expanding utility-scale solar portfolio.” “Our success stems from having the trust of partners like Greenbacker to assist them make better decisions through project risk reduction, module procurement, and project optimization, eventually enhancing project financial returns,” said Brian Barker, executive vice president of Borrego’s EPC business.

“We’ve worked with Borrego on a number of distributed generation solar projects and regard them as an important EPC partner.” These utility-scale projects are the latest step in each company’s gigatonne goals, and we look forward to providing clean energy, and the employment that come with it, to the expanding Montana and South Dakota solar markets,” said Greenbacker CEO Charles Wheeler.