Galehead Originates 100 MW Solar Project for Clearway Energy

Galehead has announced that it has completed its scope on the joint development of a 100 MW utility-scale solar project with Clearway Energy

Galehead Development, an independent Boston-based energy development platform, has announced it has completed its scope on the joint development of a 100 MW utility-scale solar project with Clearway Energy, one of the largest developers and owner-operators of utility-scale wind and solar across the United States.

Galehead identified the project as part of a 2017 market development strategy. The company deployed its LandCommand software to identify an optimal combination of solar resources, suitable land and interconnection capacity. Clearway began its investment in the project under a development services agreement with Galehead in 2018. The nationwide renewable IPP owns the project and will manage all remaining development through to commercial operations.

“Galehead is proud that our end-product is the development pipeline for industry leaders like Clearway,” said Patrick Martin, COO. “This project is one of the earliest demonstrations of LandCommand market intelligence and project origination capabilities.”

“The efficiencies of LandCommand allow Galehead to make unparalleled investments in educating and preparing landowners for solar contracts,” added John Clifford, CRO.

When completed, the 100 MWac project will produce cost-effective clean energy in the MISO energy market.

Earlier this month, we had reported that the Clearway Energy Group had completed construction and brought online Mesquite Star, a 419 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Fisher County, Texas. The project is contracted under an aggregation of long-term power agreements with several corporate and institutional customers, including Ecolab, Lowe’s, Intuit, and Brown University. Located in one of the windiest corridors of West Texas, the project created more than 300 jobs during construction, more than a dozen ongoing jobs, and generated millions of dollars in local investments.

In May 2019, we had reported that the group had closed financing and commenced construction on the wind farm in Fischer and Nolan counties in Texas. Mizuho Bank of Japan led the group of banks including KeyBank, MUFG, and Santander, that provided a loan to finance the construction of the wind farm.

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