Through a power purchase agreement (PPA) with PacifiCorp, the 58 megawatt (MW)ACCove Mountain Solar Project located near Enterprise, UT, will generate renewable energy that will support Facebook’s Prineville Data Center. This agreement is part of a larger deal structure that will support the data center with 100% renewable energy.
“This project exemplifies an exciting opportunity for solar development to support economic development in both rural Utah and Oregon. As a US manufacturer, we are thrilled to facilitate this type of regional development, which helps create good-paying construction and manufacturing jobs,” said Kathryn Arbeit, First Solar VP of project development.
The Cove Mountain Solar Project will utilize First Solar’s Series 6 thin-film modules mounted on single-axis trackers. First Solar expects to begin construction on the project in late 2019 and estimates an average of approximately 200 construction jobs with potential peak construction jobs of nearly 500. Commissioning is expected in late 2020.