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Cyrq Energy opens solar plant at its Patua geothermal facilities

Patua solar plant by Cyrq Energy near the Patua geothermal power plant, Nevada (source: video screenshot)
Alexander Richter 3 Sep 2017

Cyrq Energy has now officially opened its solar plant that is right next to the Patua geothermal power plant in Nevada, U.S.

With the official opening of the Cyrq Patua Solar plant near Hazen, Cyrq Energy is now producing 10 MW of additional solar energy for nearby markets in Nevada, right next to its geothermal power plant.

Earlier this week, Cyrq Patua Solar held a grand opening for its new $25 million solar facility attended by Governor Brian Sandoval and other local elected officials, as well as local contractors, vendors and others who had a hand in the construction.

“Nevada’s energy sector is strong thanks to tremendous natural resources, modern infrastructure, and enhanced incentives that attract energy developers like Cyrq,” said Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. “Their Patua Solar Power Plant is a $25 million investment that highlights Nevada’s leadership in renewable energy development, production, and usage.”

The new solar plant is owned and operated by Cyrq Energy, owner of three geothermal energy plants in Nevada; Soda Lake I and II near Fallon, and Cyrq Patua, situated on the same site as the new solar facility in Hazen. Cyrq also owns and operates geothermal plants in Utah and New Mexico.

Geothermal and solar energy are 100% renewable energy sources.

The new solar plant, on 84 acres of land, has over 45,000 solar panels, with sun tracking for greater efficiency.

“This solar plant is a great new addition to our renewable energy portfolio,” said Cyrq CEO Nick Goodman. “Nevada has been very good to us and we are proud to commit our resources to another project in this state.”

The solar plant, adjacent to the geothermal plant, will run efficiently and in harmony with the current geothermal plant.

“The solar power is fully integrated with the geothermal power plant,” said Monte Morrison, Vice President of Operations and Safety.

The construction, completed last month, created over 100 construction jobs. Many of the contractors were local or regional Nevada companies, providing a boost to Nevada’s economy.

A representative from Senator Heller’s office presented Cyrq Patua Solar with a Senatorial certificate, in recognition of the grand opening.

Source: Company Release