One of the nation’s latest large solar farm projects will be in Clark County, Nevada where EDF Renewables North America is building the 200 megawatt Arrow Canyon Solar Project.
EDF signed a power purchase agreement with NV Energy and clean electricity is expected to be delivered beginning in December 2022.
What is unique about the project is that it couples solar power with an energy storage solution…a 75 MW-5 hour storage battery. Electricity produced during peak solar hours can be dispatched later in the day, creating a balance between electricity generation and demand.
Located on the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians Reservation, 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Arrow Canyon Solar Project will benefit the Moapa Tribe and local community over its operating life through land lease, tax and other payments and 250-600 temporary construction related jobs.
In addition to its economic benefits for the Tribe and Clark County, the project will utilize an innovative design to generate enough clean energy to meet the consumption of up to 64,000 average Nevada homes.1 This is equivalent to avoiding more than 464,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually2 which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 98,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.