GVEA’s Solar Farm

Solar Farm Facts

GVEA solar farm

  • 563 kilowatt (kW) Solar photovoltaic (PV) System
  • Online: October 2018
  • Footprint: 3 acres Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) Solar Graphic
  • Contractor: ABS Alaskan, Inc.
  • Panel manufacturer: CSUN
  • Each of the 1,760 panels will generate up to 320 watts.
  • Contractor: ABS Alaskan, Inc.
  • Cost: $850,000 after a $225,000 grant supplied from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
  • Annual energy production is estimated to equal the annual energy used in 71 homes (using an average of 660 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month)
  • Located on GVEA property next to BESS and Wilson Substation – Visible from VanHorn Road