Moapa Indian Reservation Deploys Solar - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Distributed Generation, Solar  -  November 13, 2023

Moapa Indian Reservation Deploys Solar

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians will soon add a 275 MWdc solar project coupled with a 75 MW-5hr battery energy storage system to the Moapa Indian Reservation.

The Arrow Canyon Solar+Storage Project was completed by EDF Renewables North America, NV Energy and McCarthy Building Companies. The project was developed by EDF Renewables and began construction in September 2021, with the solar portion completed in December 2022 and storage portion completed in November 2023.

The energy generated is supplied to NV Energy through a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

“The partnership between our Moapa community and EDF Renewables has been a mutually beneficial one,” said Kage Thompson, Moapa Tribal Council Member, in a statement. “The project, built entirely on Moapa River Indian Reservation lands, put over 45 tribal members to work during the construction of the project and will continue to provide good revenue streams for the Tribe into the future.”

The project consists of 621,000 high-efficiencyhi bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) modules in conjunction with 564 battery segments. EDF Renewables’ Asset Optimization group will perform operations and maintenance services for the life of the project. 

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