Montour Solar | Harnessing the Sun
The Montour Solar One project is a joint venture between Pattern Energy and Talen Energy, which will provide cost-effective renewable energy to the region. The project, located on land owned by Talen Energy, will utilize undeveloped land adjacent to Talen’s Montour Steam Electric Station.
The project is independent from the Station and will have no impact on its operations. Once complete, the land will feature a solar array that will cover 1,000 acres and include ~100 MW of installed generating capacity, enough to power approximately 20,000 homes per year.
Receiving no government grants or other checks from taxpayers, project development is funded with 100% private capital. Like nearly all infrastructure in the U.S. (including oil and gas), the project owner will receive a federal tax credit for a portion of the project value. For solar, this is called the Investment Tax Credit.
30+ years. Panels and other project infrastructure will be removed afterward, and the site will be returned to the landowner.
Schedule for the project
Construction work may begin as early as mid to late 2021. Major work will conclude by the end of 2022.
Montour Solar Partners
Talen Energy is a privately-owned independent power producer that generates and sells electricity, capacity and related products from a fleet of power plants that use diverse fuel sources including zero-carbon nuclear, clean and flexibly dispatched natural gas, and efficient, resilient coal. The Montour Solar One project will help further diversify Talen’s generation portfolio, adding renewable energy to its fleet.
Typical Project Rendering
Note: Image not specific to Montour Solar One project. Details subject to change.