Lux Solar Center

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About the project


Located in Lyon County, Nevada the 100 MWac Lux Solar Center will generate enough energy to power 19,000 homes per year; helping meet the energy needs of Nevadans during peak demand periods with pollution-free, solar-powered electricity. Ørsted, a leading developer of wind and solar projects across the United States, will construct, own, and operate the project.

The project is a long-term asset for Ørsted and the local community. The Lux Solar Center project creates value for landowners while generating tax revenue for the community. The development and construction of the project will create approximately 250 jobs and the operational project will generate more than $12 million in local property tax revenue.

Name: Lux Solar Center
Location: Lyon County, Nevada
Capacity: 100 MWac
Annual Production: Enough to power 19,000 homes
Owner & Developer: Ørsted
Tax Benefits over the life of the project:  $12 Million over 20-year project life
Jobs created during construction: Approximately 250
Stage: Pre-construction
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Benefits of partnering with Ørsted


Ørsted’s experience operating renewable energy facilities throughout the United States ensures that policies and procedures are in place to deliver a safe and effective project. Ørsted is committed to the highest quality standards of project construction, maintenance, and operation. This starts with the first steps of development and lasts until the project is decommissioned.

Examples:

  • Procurement of solar modules from Tier 1 manufacturers that adhere to the highest quality standards
  • Local procurement of materials and local hiring, when possible
  • Regular deployment of Operation & Maintenance staff to ensure site safety and peak performance
  • 24/7 system monitoring to track performance and proactively detect any issues

Good Neighbors

Ørsted listens to the community and is committed to being a good neighbor. Ørsted analyzes the potential traffic, economic, and environmental impacts during development. Throughout the construction and operation of the project, Ørsted will hold regular meetings with City of Coolidge officials so that a direct line of communication is maintained. Company representatives are also available to meet with neighboring landowners to address any concerns.

Property Value, Health, and Safety

Solar energy is booming across the country, already generating enough electricity to power more than 13 million homes. The largest questions about this burgeoning technology have already been answered by the best science, studies, and analyses. Solar energy generates electricity without the air and water pollution of other fuel sources, and water usage is comparable or less than that of traditional fuel sources. Solar energy is inexhaustible and has no negative impact on human health.

Moreover, the findings over the past decade from property assessors, academics, and researchers are consistently clear: solar arrays have no measurable impact on the value of adjacent properties. Solar sites do not negatively impact property values in the same way as other developments because they are clean, unobtrusive, odor-free, quiet, and safe facilities.

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Why Solar?


Nevada is one of the nation’s leaders in solar-powered electricity, generating enough solar energy to power 615,000 homes and create 6,600 jobs at 141 companies across the state. In Lyon County, the Lux Solar Center project will generate approximately $12 million in property tax revenue over its lifetime, benefiting the Lyon County Unified School District and Lyon County. Construction will create approximately 250 temporary jobs.

The Lux Solar Center project will secure affordable energy and clean air for Lyon County. In addition, it will ensure that landowners can optimize the economic potential of their land holdings by generating income for their families and creating revenue for the community for generations to come.

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The Lux Solar Center will create high-paying local jobs and will result in an estimated local tax benefit of $12 million

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About Ørsted 

Ørsted is a global renewable energy company with operations in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. Publicly traded since 2016 and headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted develops, constructs, owns and operates offshore and onshore utility-scale wind farms, solar, energy storage facilities and bioenergy plants and provides energy products to its customers. In the United States, Ørsted’s renewable energy portfolio spans technologies and geographies with onshore wind, offshore wind, solar and storage in operation or construction across Texas, the Midwest and Northeast markets. Of Ørsted’s 8GW of global installed capacity, we have 1.3GW of onshore wind in the US with a further 0.8GW under construction. In addition, we have 460MWAC of solar PV and battery storage under construction. By 2025 we aim to have at least 5GW operational onshore capacity across the country. Ørsted has the ambition to be a global green energy major in the rapidly expanding renewable energy market with 30 gigawatts of installed capacity by 2030, enough to power the lives of more than 55 million people.

For more information on Ørsted, visit orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

 

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