rPlus Energies Appaloosa I PV Plant
Features & Highlights
- Expected to generate enough annual clean energy to abate over 260,000 metric tons of carbon.
- Project team overcame unusually severe winter weather without compromising the project schedule.
Sundt is constructing a 240-megawatt direct current (MWdc) solar plant developed on behalf of an international technology company to support its data center in Utah. The plant is expected to generate enough annual clean power to abate over 260,000 metric tons of carbon.
The project scope includes over 63,000 cubic yards of earthwork and 444,204 bifacial PV modules installed on single-axis trackers. The project also includes construction of a 345 kV substation as well as a 3-mile gen-tie line ending at the Three Peaks interconnect substation.
The project is nestled around another existing PV facility, and peak construction occurred during one of the harshest winters in local memory, presenting many logistical challenges. Snowy weather, muddy conditions, and the constant battle of freeze/thaw required agile thinking and approaches to the flow of work and materials on site.
The local municipalities and community have been exceptional to work with. Our Sundt project team has worked hard to demonstrate our support of the community with several contributions and participation in local charity events during the course of construction.