A Proven Winner
Our singular focus is on utility-scale solar power. That focus can be seen in our attention to detail, which drives down our prices and expands the addressable market for solar power.
A Trusted Partner
We look at power production through the eyes of utilities, corporates, landowners, and investors, creating partnerships that reduce the price and expand the market for solar power, maximizing value for everyone.
Through engineering expertise and rigorous processes we’ve mastered developing low-price solar power, enabling us to consistently deliver solar projects from concept to completion.
RELIABLE SOLAR INFRASTRUCTURE AND GRID-READY POWER
8minutenergy 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 8minutenergy and are repeat customers.
- Trusted partner
- Strategic partnerships with public utilities
- Engineering excellence & attention to detail
AFFORDABLE SOLAR ENERGY AND RELIABLE PARTNERSHIP
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 8minutenergy, we understand that corporations nationwide are looking for reliable, cost-competitive solar energy partners. Our flexible approach enables us to deliver on all fronts.
- Delivery of low-cost solar power to corporations/ C&I customers
- Reliable, flexible partnership approach
- Committment to doing more and supporting additionality
MONETIZING LAND, CARING FOR THE EARTH
8minutenergy works with landowners and local communities to create clean, safe, and environmentally-friendly projects. Since its inception in 2009, 8minutenergy 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.
- Maximize financial return on land
- Environmentally responsible projects
- Strengthen communities with economic opportunities
A TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS FOR PROFITABLE, RELIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS
Through technical excellence and financial acumen, 8minutenergy’s team of solar development experts have created an innovative model that drives down solar infrastructure prices and paves the way for rapid deployment. 8minutenergy’s large project portfolio includes the world’s largest solar project, the Mount Signal farm in California.
- Proven track record
- Reduced solar infrastructure prices
- Rapid solar deployment
8minutenergy is the largest independent solar power developer in the United States
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-dc
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. 8minutenergy 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-dc
Offtakers: Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
Mount Signal 1
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-dc
Offtakers: San Diego Gas & Electric
MEGAWATT HOURS PRODUCED BY OUR PROJECTS TO DATE