8minute has established a reputation as a trusted partner with both utilities and communities alike. The four largest utilities, covering 80% of the California power market, have all executed PPAs with 8minute and are repeat customers.
The future is bright for corporate renewable energy buying with 60% of the Fortune 100 companies, and 43% of the Fortune 500 companies setting clean energy or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. At 8minute, we understand that corporations nationwide are looking for reliable, cost-competitive solar energy partners. Our flexible approach enables us to deliver on all fronts.
8minute works with landowners and local communities to create clean, safe, and environmentally-friendly projects. Since its inception in 2009, 8minute has established a reputation as a trusted partner with communities in areas where it develops projects. The company’s projects not only support a cleaner environment, but they also strengthen communities by providing local economic opportunities.
Through technical excellence and financial acumen, 8minute’s team of solar and storage development experts have created an innovative model that drives down infrastructure prices and paves the way for rapid deployment. 8minute’s large project portfolio includes one of the world’s largest solar parks, the Mount Signal farm in California, as well as the lowest-priced solar project in the nation, the Eagle Shadow Mountain farm in Nevada.
The Redwood Solar Farm projects are sited on 465 acres of low-productivity farmland. The annual production capacity of 151 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity will provide enough clean renewable energy for more than 22,000 homes. The solar farms are expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 100,000 metric tons annually.
Capacity: 73 MW
Offtakers: Southern California Edison, City of Palo Alto, PG&E
Springbok 1 Solar Farm is a utility-scale solar generation facility sited on ~700 acres of low-productivity farmland. 8minute began developing the project in 2011. It is expected to displace the equivalent of approximately 200,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, which is equal to the amount that roughly 7 million trees would displace annually.
Capacity: 137 MW
Offtakers: Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
Mount Signal Solar was built on 1,431 acres of low-productivity farmland and provides clean, renewable solar PV power to about 77,000 households under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). Mount Signal 1 is the first of three phases of an approximately 800 MW-dc (600MW-ac) solar PV power project – currently the largest in the world.
Capacity: 260 MW
Offtakers: San Diego Gas & Electric
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