Chinese PV manufacturing giant, JinkoSolar, was chosen to supply its 72-cell solar modules to the North Star Solar project in Minnesota, U.S., which will be the largest solar plant in the American Midwest once it is connected to the grid later in the year.
Xcel Energy will buy power from the 100 MW-AC North Star Solar facility in Minnesota.
Regulators have approved the utility’s long-term plan, under which Xcel expects to buy power from around 650 MW of community solar by 2021.
In a filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York, the president of SoCore Energy discussed the nearly $80 million deal.
Mortenson Construction’s groundbreaking on the first in 11 MW of projects is part of a boom in community solar construction in the state, despite big delays in Xcel Energy’s interconnection process.
A bankruptcy court has approved the expedited auction of SunEdison projects with NRG as the “stalking horse” bidder, and NRG has separately announced the purchase of 26 C&I solar projects.
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