Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Solar Power Plant to Be Built in Boise, Idaho

A renewable energy company has agreed to partner with Boise to build a $45 million solar power plant.

Mayor Dave Bieter announced the deal Wednesday with Sunergy World, an Idaho company that specializes in wind, solar and biomass energy projects.

Officials say once built, the power plant will be the first, large-scale solar facility in the state. Developers say it is expected to produce 10 megawatts of power, enough to power 1,200 homes annually.

The location for the facility is at a brownfield site near the Boise Airport. Construction is expected to begin this fall.

Bieter says he hopes the project will serve as a catalyst for the construction or relocation of more renewable energy projects and developers to the region.


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