It is hard to believe that we are already more than halfway through 2016. Before we know it we’ll be wrapping up another year and looking back at the 2016 solar market, but don’t panic! The EA team is here to help you stay up to date on everything still to come in the second half of 2016.

This blog breaks down the 5 largest solar projects that are scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. According to the Energy Acuity database each project is currently under construction with an operating date set to take place by 12/31/16.

Source: Energy Acuity Renewables Platform

Stateline Solar Farm Project

The first project is one of the two largest in this group. The Stateline Solar Farm Project plans to begin operating at 300MWs. Here are the details:

Location: San Bernardino County, CA

Capacity: 300MWs

Construction Start Timeline: October 2014

Future Operating Timeline: Third Quarter 2016

Companies Involved: First Solar, Southern Power, Southern California Edison, Goldman Sachs


Utah Solar 1

Utah Solar 1 will also begin operating at 300MWs. I guess you could say there is a race to see which will be completed first. Here are the project details:

Location: Millard County, UT

Capacity: 300MWs

Construction Start Timeline: First Quarter 2015

Future Operating Timeline: Late 2016

Companies Involved: Energy Capital Group LLC, Swinerton, Blymyer Engineers, Inc.


Moapa Southern Paiute

The next solar project to highlight is one to keep a close eye on these days. According to the project website it plans to be operating this month. Here are details on the Moapa Southern Paiute project:

Location: Moapa, Clark County, NV

Capacity: 250 MWs

Construction Start Date: March 21, 2014

Future Operating Date: June 2016

Companies Involved: First Solar, Swinerton, Sunlink, LADWP


McCoy Solar Energy Project

The McCoy Solar Project is already partially completed but expects to add another 20MWs of capacity by the end of the year. This will complete Phase 1 of the project. Eventually the project plans to be operating at a total of 750MWs making it the largest in the country.

Location: Blyth, Riverside County, CA

Capacity: 250 MWs (phase 1) 750 MWs final project

Construction Start Date: November 2014

Future Operating Date: November 1, 2016 (Phase 1)

Companies Involved: First Solar, NextEra Energy Resources



Wrapping up the list we will cover the Roserock solar project. This project was once called RE Texas, Austin Energy. The details are below:

Location: Fort Stockton, Pepcos County, TX

Capacity: 212 MWs

Construction Start Date: November 30, 2015

Future Operating Date: Fourth Quarter 2016

Companies Involved: Canadian Solar, Recurrent Energy, Austin Energy, Southern Company

To see the in-depth profiles on the projects above or more about the overall solar market please reach out to Energy Acuity. Within the tool we’re tracking over 18,900 operating, under construction, and pre-construction solar projects as well as solar RFPs and company profiles. Our clients use these details to analyze the market as well as find new opportunities to get involved in.


Source: Energy Acuity Renewables Platform


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