in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Constellation has completed an aggregate 5.7 MW solar generation project for Portland General Electric (PGE) in Lake County, Ore.

Constellation financed the solar power system and will own and operate it. In return, PGE will purchase all of the electricity generated at a fixed rate from Constellation under a 25-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA).

The project was supported in part through a grant from the Energy Trust of Oregon and abusiness energy tax credit from the Oregon Department of Energy. Through its PPA with Constellation, PGE did not have to commit upfront capital to build the project and retains the environmental attributes of the project to meet the State of Oregon's renewable portfolio standard requirements.

The project was co-developed by Obsidian Finance Group and Smart Energy Capital. Belectric Inc. provided engineering, procurement and construction services, as well as construction financing before Constellation acquired the project. Belectric will also provide operations and maintenance services for the project.

The system comprises more than 20,000 ground-mounted photovoltaic panels and is expected to generate approximately 10 million kWh annually.




IronRidge_id1414

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

Norway's REC Solar To Sell To Hong Kong's Bluestar Elkem

One of Europe's last homegrown photovoltaic module manufacturers is packing its bags and moving to Asia under new ownership.


Solar Generation In The U.K. Soon To Be Cheaper Than Gas

Research shows solar will be cheaper than the wholesale price of electricity by 2028, and that the U.K. will be able to supply 15% of its electricity demand with solar by 2030.


PSC Rubber-Stamping Of Rate Cases Leaves Wisconsin Solar 'Devastated'

By largely siding with utilities in recent rate cases, the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin dealt a stinging blow to the state’s energy-efficiency and customer-sited generation programs.


'Freeing The Grid' Shows U.S. States Strong On Clean Energy Policies

An annual report on net-metering and grid interconnection procedures in the U.S. shows that these important policies have a firm footing in many states and are even gaining ground.


Opinion: Getting Solar Customer Data From Utilities Should Not Be Hide & Seek

There is an interesting debate unfolding in California about who, if anyone, should be collecting data about the state’s distributed generation installations.

Solectria_id1450
CanSolIndus_id1429