Nearly one year from the start of construction, McCarthy Building Companies and its electrical trade partner Bombard Electric, has completed another milestone with the installation of the final solar module on the Arrow Canyon Solar project, a 274-megawatt DC (MW) solar and a 91 MW, 455 MWh DC-coupled battery energy storage system facility located on the Moapa River Indian Reservation in Moapa, Nevada.
The 1,387-acre project has a total of 621,093 modulars, common refereed to as panels, in four varying wattages. The modules are bifacial, and the cells are mono-crystalline which provides more energy than single-facial modules.
When fully operational in December 2022, Arrow Canyon will generate enough clean energy to meet the consumption of up to 76,000 average Nevada homes. This is equivalent to avoiding more than 632,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually, which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 137,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.