Rawhide Prairie Solar


New solar installation

Fuel type: solar photovoltaic
Net capacity: 22 megawatts
Commercial operations: 2020

Operations


  • Facility will cover approximately 150 acres
  • TBA silicon photovoltaic panels
  • Single-axis tracking system
  • Battery will store up to 2 megawatt hours of solar energy and discharge at a rate of 1 megawatt when the sun isn't shining

Energy production


  • Power will be purchased from DEPCOM Power
  • Platte River receives full energy output of project
  • Will generate power for approximately 4,000 homes per year

Environmental


  • Renewable resource of energy
  • Zero air emissions

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Rawhide Flats Solar


Rawhide Flats Solar

Fuel type: solar photovoltaic
Net capacity: 30 megawatts
Commercial operations: Fall 2016

Operations


  • Facility covers approximately 185 acres, approximately the same amount of land occupied by Rawhide Unit 1 operations
  • Total of 117,120 photovoltaic panels
  • Single-Axis tracking system
  • Provides energy on average equal to the usage of approximately 6,000 homes
  • Facility produces 64,000 megawatt-hours per year or approximately 2% of the owner communities’ annual energy needs
  • Annual output equal to approximately 10,000 residential rooftop solar installations

Financials


  • Energy output is purchased via purchase power agreement through 2036
  • Fixed price contract
  • Platte River receives full energy output of project
  • Right to own facility in the future

Environmental


  • Renewable resource of energy
  • Zero air emissions
  • Estimated lifespan of 30+ years
  • No new transmission required
  • Located at an existing industrial facility, no new real estate (acquisition) needed for installation
  • All output dispatched to community utilities; no output curtailed