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Cyrq Energy adds solar plant to its Patua geothermal power plant in Nevada

Patua geothermal power plant, Nevada (source: CYRQ Energy)
Alexander Richter 15 Aug 2017

U.S.-based CYRQ Energy adds 14.5 MW solar power plant to its 25 MW Patua geothermal power plant in Churchill County, Nevada.

In a release by the developer and supplier, Empower Energies, Inc., it was announced that the company has completed the construction of the Patua solar power project, a 14.5MW DC solar array in Churchill County, Nevada (original release says Utah). The project supplements the existing 25 MW Patua geothermal power plant by CYRQ Energy.

Empower advised CYRQ on the development and design of the Patua solar project, including the selection of the solar equipment, which included approximately 45,360 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, and the EPC for the construction and commissioning of the project. As construction manager, Empower’s development and operations team assisted CYRQ with optimizing the design of the project, overseeing supply chain management issues, and managing the project construction schedule with the EPC. The project was completed at the end of July, ahead of schedule and under budget.

“We were very impressed with the expertise and support we received from Empower Energies in working with our team on the design and completion of this critical project,” said Nick Goodman, CEO of CYRQ Energy. “We look forward to continuing to work with Empower on other solar projects to support our geothermal activities in the U.S.”

“The Patua project is a prime example of the strength of Empower’s flexible business model in the clean energy industry,” said John Clapp, President and CFO of Empower Energies. “We are able to deploy our development and operations teams to deliver high quality solar and related clean energy projects throughout the U.S. for customers whether they intend to own the project themselves, like CYRQ Energy, or seek third party financing through our DG Fund.”

Source: Company release