Nearly one year from the start of construction, McCarthy Building Companies installed the final solar module on the Arrow Canyon Solar project, a 274-MWDC solar and a 91-MW, 455-MWh DC-coupled storage facility located on the Moapa River Indian Reservation in Moapa, Nevada.
EDF Renewables contracted McCarthy as EPC to construct the 1,387-acre project, and electrical trade partner, Bombard Electric, recently installed the last of the 621,093 bifacial. The project also features 7,139 NEXTracker NX Horizon trackers.
“Seeing module number 621,093 installed is a very exciting milestone,” said John Bastarous, VP of construction at EDF Renewables. “Constructing this size of a project takes strong partnerships that share common values of safety, quality, and teamwork. We appreciate McCarthy and Bombard for their well-coordinated efforts, in achieving such a key milestone.”
At the height of construction and module installation, there were more than 450 team members on the job site, including 46 tribal members. When fully operational in December 2022, Arrow Canyon will generate enough clean energy to meet the consumption of up to 76,000 average Nevada homes.
“McCarthy and our electrical trade partner, Bombard Electric, are proud of the outstanding teamwork and collaboration with our partners that helped successfully reach this installation milestone. After installing approximately 38.8 million pounds worth of modules, this milestone is worth celebrating with EDF Renewables and the Moapa Paiutes in the effort towards expanding their sustainable solar infrastructure and energy storage in Southern Nevada,” said Chris Fletcher, project director at McCarthy.
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