Why Choose 8minutenergy?

A PROVEN WINNER

Our singular focus on utility-scale solar power is ingrained in our company DNA. That focus can be seen in our attention to every 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, landowners and investors, creating partnerships designed specifically to reduce the price and expand the market for solar power, and maximize value for everyone.

FLAWLESS EXECUTION

Through our engineering expertise and rigorous process we’ve “cracked the code” for developing low-price solar power, enabling us to consistently take 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 in areas where it develops projects. The four largest utilities, covering 80% of the California power market, have all executed PPA’s with 8minutenergy and are repeat customers.

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A TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS FOR PROFITABLE, RELIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS

Through technical excellence and financial engineering, 8minutenergy’s team of solar development experts has created an innovative model that drives down solar infrastructure prices and paves the way for its rapid deployment. 8minutenergy features a large project portfolio, which includes the world’s largest solar project in its Mount Signal solar farm in California, and is on track to reach its goal of developing 10,000 MW in a five-year period.

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SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

8minutenergy is proud to have a positive impact on the local communities in which we have projects underway. In addition to creating jobs and providing a financial boost to local and regional economies through our solar projects, 8minutenergy supports worthy local organizations and endeavors.

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MONETIZING LAND, CARING FOR THE EARTH

8minutenergy works with landowners and local communities to create clean, safe, and environmentally sensitive 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 where projects are located by providing economic opportunities.

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8minutenergy is the largest independent solar power developer in the United States

PPAs for More than 1,400 MW of Solar

REDWOOD
73 MW

REDWOOD

The Redwood Solar Farm projects are sited on 345 acres of low-productivity farmland. When fully operational, their annual production capacity of 146 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity will provide enough clean renewable energy for more than 9,200 homes. The solar farms are expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 100,000 metric tons annually.

STATUS:
Construction
LOCATION:
Kern County, California
CAPACITY:
73 MW
OFFTAKERS:
Southern California Edison,
City of Palo Alto, PG&E
SPRINGBOK 1
137 MW

SPRINGBOK 1

Springbok 1 Solar Farm is a utility-scale solar generation facility sited on up to about 700 acres of low-productivity farmland. 8minutenergy began developing the project in 2011. It is expected to displace the equivalent of approximately 300,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, which is equal to the amount that roughly 12 million trees would displace annually.

STATUS:
Construction
LOCATION:
Kern County, California
CAPACITY:
137 MW
OFFTAKERS:
Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA)
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
MOUNT SIGNAL 1
266 MW

MOUNT SIGNAL 1

Mount Signal Solar was built on 1,963 acres of low-productivity farmland and provides clean, renewable solar PV power to about 72,000 households under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). Mount Signal Solar is the first of three phases of an approximately 800 MW-dc (600MW-ac) planned solar PV power project – currently the largest in the world.

STATUS:
Completed
LOCATION:
Imperial County, California
CAPACITY:
266 MW
OFFTAKER:
San Diego Gas & Electric
Megawatt Hours Produced by Our Projects To-Date