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Photosol US to develop three solar arrays near San Juan

USA, New Mexico, San Juan: With the potential closure of coal-fired power plants, Photosol US is seizing an opportunity to build three solar projects in San Juan County.

Photosol US is a subsidiary of a French company.

The three projects are located near the Four Corners Power Plant, the San Juan Generating Station and the Shiprock substation.

Photosol US CEO Josh Case referred to the collective three projects as the Four Corners Solar Center.

The projects come as the region braces for the potential closure of the San Juan Generating Station in 2022, along with the Four Corners Power Plant in 2031.

Photosol US plans to lease more than 16 km2 (4,000 acres) of private land near the San Juan Generating Station to build a solar array.

Case anticipates the San Juan Solar Project will be ready for commercial operation in the third or fourth quarter of 2023.

“The San Juan Solar Project will bring economic development, construction jobs, long term operation and maintenance jobs (and) tax base that will benefit the CCSD and will support the Energy Transition Act, which will bring clean renewable energy to San Juan County and the state of New Mexico,” said Case.

Source: Farmington Daily Times