Top Solar Farm Developers in Indiana

[2022] Top Solar Farm Developers in Indiana

GEM Energy from BuildCentral is tracking over 50 proposed, planned, and under-construction solar farms in Indiana. Although not known for an affinity for renewable energy, Indiana has in 2022 seen solar farm popularity grow significantly. Data from GEM support that trend: Indiana not only has a combination of private and public solar farms accounting for more than 5.3 GW in expected power output, but it also is home to what will be one of the country’s largest solar farms, the Mammoth Solar Project.

Before we get into project details, though, we want to dig into the solar farm developers responsible for Indiana’s solar surge. It’s worth noting that many of the most valuable solar projects that GEM is tracking are being built on private land. For those with the appropriate resources, going solar isn’t just a move to promote renewable energy and waste reduction; it’s also the most cost-effective option. Solar farm developers are often doing their work on private land with at least some source of public money.

Who are the top solar farm developers in Indiana?

Doral Renewables LLC ($3 billion in development)

NextEra Energy Resources ($2.48 billion in development)

Tenaska ($1.67 billion in development)

Doral Renewables LLC

Mammoth Solar Project

Mammoth Solar Project

The Mammoth Solar Project, whose lead developer is Doral Renewables LLC (formerly Global Energy Generation LLC), will be completed in three phases and ultimately power 275,000 homes annually (Courtesy Doral Renewables LLC)

Project Type: Solar Farm Construction Type: New
Interconnection: Eastern
Estimated Value: $1500 million
Power Output: 1600 MW Site Area: 5260.91 hectares
Sector: Private On/Offshore: Onshore
Location: StarkeIN 32091
Details: Status: Power Purchase Agreement signed with Constellation Energy Corp | Construction Commenced For Phase 1 | Commercial Operations Expected To Commence December 2023 For Phase 1 * 1.6 GW solar farm * Solar photovoltaic panels * Substation * Meteorological & associated towers * Electrical transformers * Inverter * Transmission line * Access roads * Grid connection * Fencing * Associated site & civil works Phases details: *Mammoth North (1st Phase) – 400 MW *Mammoth Solar I *Mammoth Solar II *Mammoth Central (third & final phase)
Stage: Construction
Construction Start: 10/2021
Construction End: 5/2023

NextEra Energy Resources

Cavalry Solar Project

The Cavalry Solar Project will supply up to 200 MW of power, but it will also feature up to 60 MW of battery storage.

Project Type: Battery Storage, Solar Farm Construction Type: New
Interconnection: Eastern
Estimated Value: $215.6 million
Power Output: 60 MW Site Area: 765.26 hectares
Solar Panel: 650,000
Sector: Private On/Offshore: Onshore
Location: White CountyIN 72121. East side of N 300 E
Details: Status: Development Approval Granted By Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission | Environmental Surveys Completed | Method of Appointing Contractor Yet To Be Determined (Status Checked: 6/9/2022) * Solar farm (200 MW capacity) * 650,000 Solar photovoltaic panels * 60 MW battery storage * Gen tie line * Substation * Meteorological & associated towers * Electrical transformers * Inverter * Transmission line * Access roads to panels * Grid connection * Foundations * Roadways * Pavings * Fencing * Interconnection facilities * Operations & maintenance building * Associated site & civil works
Stage: Starts in 4-12 months
Construction Start: 3/2023
Construction End: 1/2024

Tenaska

Tenaska is developing the Ratts 1 Solar Project in tandem with Arevon to bring Pike County, Indiana, its first solar farm.

Ratts 1 Solar Project

Project Type: Solar Farm Construction Type: New
Interconnection: Eastern
Estimated Value: $128 million
Site Area: 486 hectares
Sector: Private On/Offshore: Onshore
Location: PetersburgIN 47567. Petersburg, Pike County, IND, USA, 47567
Details: Status: Development Application Submitted To Indiana State Utility Commission | Power Purchase Agreement Entered Into With Indiana Municipal Power Agency | Method of Appointing Contractor Yet To Be Determined * Solar farm (150 MW capacity) * 375,000 solar modules (up to 15 feet high) * Transmission line * Substation connection * Electrical transformers * Inverter & battery storage * Trenching * Grid connection * Chain link fencing * Associated site & civil works
Stage: Planning

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