BOSTON and HOUSTON, Nov. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Swift Current Energy is proud to announce that its Mineral Basin Solar project has been awarded a 20-year power contract by NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority). This significant achievement is part of New York State’s largest-ever investment in renewable energy. This project represents a game-changing opportunity to repurpose former mine land and bring the new energy economy to the Pennsylvania coalfields that played a pivotal role in powering the industrial development of our nation.
Mineral Basin Solar is set to be the largest solar facility in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the United States, with a capacity of 402 MWac. It will be constructed on reclaimed coal mine sites in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. By transforming these pre-existing sites, Mineral Basin Solar is demonstrating the innovative potential of repurposing land at scale for a restorative purpose in the nation’s energy landscape.
Construction of the project is eagerly anticipated to begin in the summer of 2024, and the solar plant is scheduled to be online by the second half of 2026. Once operational, Swift Current Energy will assume ownership and operational responsibilities for the plant, ensuring its long-term development and success.
Q: What is the capacity of the Mineral Basin Solar project?
A: The project has a capacity of 402 MWac, making it the largest solar facility in Pennsylvania.
Q: Where will the project be located?
A: The project will be constructed on reclaimed coal mine sites in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
Q: When is the expected start of construction?
A: Construction is set to commence in the summer of 2024.
Q: When will the solar plant be operational?
A: The plant is expected to be online by the second half of 2026.
Q: Who will own and operate the solar plant?
A: Swift Current Energy will assume long-term ownership and operational responsibilities for the plant.