5 mega solar projects starting construction in 2023

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the United States solar industry continues to set records. SEIA predicted that the country’s total installed solar capacity would more than quadruple by 2030, with annual installations reaching 45 GW. This growth has been driven by declining costs of solar technology, favorable government policies, and increasing demand for renewable energy sources.

FirmoGraphs monitors the lifecycle of large renewable projects from the date they enter utility regulator records to the start of construction and commercial operation. Data comes from industry news, and filings are from utility regulators in all states, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In addition, we apply Business Intelligence tools to better analyze these projects for interested parties like U.S infrastructure consultants, engineers, contractors, and equipment suppliers.

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Top 5 solar projects beginning construction in 2023

FirmoGraphs is tracking more than 100 very large solar projects starting construction in 2023 with a total estimated value of nearly $40 billion. These are the number of projects per state.

Source: FirmoGraphs Mega Mart; reproduced from Qlik Sense Enterprise

Listed below are 5 of the largest solar projects we are tracking. 

Project Name Owner Solar Project Capacity (MW) Project Value (Million $) State
Sawtooth Energy Center Project Boulevard Associates, LLC 1,000 $1,720 Nevada
Smoky Valley Solar Project CG Western Renewables III, LLC 1,000 $1,000 Nevada
Ditat Deus Solar Project Ditat Deus Solar LLC 650 $1,000 Arizona
Beatty Energy Center Project NextEra Energy Resources, LLC 500 $860 Nevada
Sleepy Orange Solar Project Sleepy Orange Solar, LLC 500 $860 Nevada

*FirmoGraphs Estimates the value of the project based on 2021 Annual Technology Baseline (ATB) data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 

Project Summaries and Details

Sawtooth Energy Center Project

Boulevard Associates, LLC submitted filings on April 27, 2021, to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission for the proposed Sawtooth Energy Center Project in Nye County. The project comprises a solar energy generating facility with 1,000 MW capacity and up to 1,000 MW energy storage facility. It will also consist of an on-site substation, a 230

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