Greenbacker Renewable Energy has, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, purchased a to-be-constructed 80-MW solar project from Broad Reach Power. The project, Fall River Solar, is located in Fall River County, South Dakota and has a 20-year PPA in place with the investment-grade utility Black Hills Power. Greenbacker will oversee the construction which is expected to reach commercial operation in Q4 2022.
“We’re excited to have worked with Broad Reach Power on our largest solar project to date.” said Charles Wheeler, CEO of Greenbacker. “Expanding our solar portfolio in South Dakota will provide a clean energy option and a source for local employment in the state. We see tremendous potential in large scale pipeline investments such as Fall River Solar for both the people of South Dakota and our shareholders.”
With the acquisition of Fall River Solar, Greenbacker will own approximately 753.5 MW of generating capacity (including assets that are to be constructed), comprising 529.8 MW of utility-scale and distributed solar facilities, 192.6MW of wind facilities, 19.1 MW of battery storage and 12.0MW of biomass facilities.
“We also enjoyed our collaboration with the Greenbacker team and look forward to seeing this project continue to advance,” said Steve Vavrik, managing partner and CEO, Broad Reach Power.
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