SOLV will perform the design, procurement and construction for the first 400 MW solar project with the exact name Mammoth North in Indiana.
SOLV Energy, one of the nation’s largest solar developers with a design pipeline of more than 4 GW nationwide, has been selected as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Company (EPC) for the Mammoth North solar project in Northwest Indiana. SOLV will provide its services for the first phase of the project, with a total capacity of 400 MW with a planned iconic solar installation of 1.3 GW.
The 400 MW built in the first phase is expected to be commissioned in the next 15-18 months, providing electricity equivalent to the needs of 75,000 homes annually. Wholesale and retail energy supplier American Electric Power has signed an agreement to generate electricity.
The Israeli-based Doral Renewable Energy Group has chosen SOLV as its EPC. The company reports that a total of $ 1.3 billion has been invested in the project. Upon completion of the solar project, Mammoth North with a capacity of 1.3 GW will become one of the largest solar facilities in the United States and may be among the top ten in the world in terms of capacity.
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“Mammoth North Solar is a landmark project supported by dozens of Indiana farmers who will fuel the new economy. The construction of this project shows the growing demand of Americans across the country for cleaner energy sources here at home. As EPC’s contractor for the construction of Mammoth North, SOLV Energy is proud to represent our industry and the significant opportunities for labor, economy and public services that bring the region large-scale solar projects. ” George Hershman, CEO of SOLV Energy
Major projects like these have been threatened with cancellation or postponement this year as the Commerce Department begins investigating alleged anti-dumping violations of Chinese solar products in four Southeast Asian countries.
In February, before the investigation began, Hershman joined pv magazine to offer an insight into the potential harm of investigating the build-up of clean energy. SOLV projects can exceed $ 300 million, so a potential 50-250 percent tariff that could be levied on solar energy imports would result in additional costs of $ 75 million to $ 375 million. This level of risk is unbearable, and so is Hershman described the case as an “insult to the solar industry”.
“There is no case law to confirm this, this is a groundless case. It has been determined that the transition from plate to cell is the country of origin, ”Hershman said.
At the time, based solely on supply chain constraints, Wood Mackenzie reduced its solar projection in 2022 by 33%, a sharp drop of 7.5 GW. Since the investigation was announced by Commerce, the Solar Energy Association has lowered its deployment forecast this year by 46%.
“It’s been a challenging year in the solar industry, and we’re excited to have the SOLV Energy team next to us as we tackle these challenges,” said Amit Nadcarni, vice president of project management at Doral.
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