Chugach Solar Farm
Renewable IPP is currently in the development stage for the Chugach Solar Farm project. We're working to lease the land, complete detailed grid studies, agree on power purchase terms with Chugach Electric and finalize private investment to fund the project. This project is in very early stages and we’ll be following all the required Municipality of Anchorage review and public comment steps. We’ve done early engagement with surrounding community councils to get early feedback and we’re currently mapping out the MOA review process to define next steps which will determine if the proposed land can be used for the project.
If the project land, electricity contract and financing are approved, we hope to build the solar farm with local labor in 2022 or 2023. This project represents $12M of private investment in renewable energy infrastructure and will create ~20-30 construction jobs and 5-10 part-time maintenance jobs (30-year solar farm operation). We’ll be employing low impact solar design and construction methods to maintain the wetland functionality which also diversifying Anchorage’s energy sources to meet our Climate Action Plan goal to reduce greenhouse gases by 40% by 2030. The solar farm will not increase electricity prices to Chugach Electric members.
Houston Solar Farm
Renewable IPP is currently in the development stage for the 5 MW, Houston Solar Farm project. We're working to lease the land, agree power purchase terms with Matanuska Electric and finalize private investment to fund the project. If successful, we hope to build the solar farm with local labor in 2021. This project represents $8-10MM of private investment in renewable energy infrastructure and will create ~50 construction jobs and 5-10 long term maintenance jobs. Find out more about the project by reading the "Frequently Asked Questions" attached below!
1.2 MW Willow Solar Farm Expansion- Willow, AK (2019)
In just one year after completing the 140 kilowatt pilot project, Renewable IPP delivered a 1.2 Megawatt expansion, making the Willow Solar Farm, Alaska's largest! The project consists of 3,240 solar panels and offsets 2 million pounds of CO2 annually. Renewable IPP both developed and constructed the solar farm.
140 kW Pilot- Willow, AK (2018)
The Renewable IPP team's first solar farm project. This system consists of 408, 340W panels laid out in two football field long arrays. At the time of startup (Oct. 2018), the Willow solar farm was the largest in the state!
Project delivered 5% under budget
Produces enough power for 25-30 homes year round
Offsets 200,000 pounds of CO2 per year