Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has announced plans to construct the 690 MW Gemini Solar Project on 44 000-acres of Bureau of Land Management supervised property, 25 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Claimed to be one of the largest solar projects in the state once operational, the Gemini Solar Project will feature solar photovoltaics on 7100 acres, along with options to include battery storage.
Funding for the construction of the project will come from Quinbrook while its partner Arevia Power will oversee the final development and construction phases.
This project will also include two nearby interconnection positions.
The first phase of 440MW will connect to NV Energy’s Crystal Substation through a 230kV AC connection. It will produce renewable power for the local NVE energy grid.
The second phase of 250MW will be connected to the South Crystal Substation through a 525 kV interconnection to cater for power requirements in California, Nevada, and Arizona.
The project is estimated to add up to $463m in economic development value to the state economy, and is expected to generate around 3800 jobs.