Construction has begun on the 134-MWDC/107-MWAC Arche Solar project in Fulton County, Ohio. Arche will create nearly 200 U.S. jobs across the supply chain during construction, and he is expected to bring in more than $30 million in revenue to local schools and other public services over the life of the project.
Oil and gas company bp commissioned the project and secured a power purchase agreement for the array with Facebook’s parent company Meta. Once complete, Arche will generate enough clean energy to power the equivalent of more than 20,000 of his homes in the United States each year.
“This agreement shows how companies can create jobs and invest in the U.S. economy, while supporting net-zero ambitions and helping the world reduce carbon emissions,” bp said. said Dave Lawler, Chairman and President of America. “This is another example of the bp partnership to become an integrated energy company that can accelerate change and help decarbonize companies, countries and cities.”
bp’s joint venture partners, light source bpdevelops projects and manages construction on behalf of its parent company.
Urvi Parekh, Head of Renewable Energy at Meta, said: “In addition to adding new energy to the grid, we are proud that this project will bring additional jobs and investment to Ohio.”
McCarthy Building Cos.‘s Renewable Energy & Storage team has been selected as the prime contractor for the project. This includes installing solar panels and single-axis trackers from US-based manufacturers First Solar and Nextracker.
The project is part of bp’s plans to develop 20 GW of net renewable generation capacity by 2025 and 50 GW by 2030.
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