Photosol US looks to develop three solar arrays near San Juan, Four Corners power plants – Farmington Daily Times

The San Juan Generating Station is pictured, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, from the San Juan Mine.

AZTEC ‚ÄĒ With the potential closure of coal-fired power plants, some companies¬†are seizing¬†opportunities to build generation facilities with the hopes of filling the need for electricity.

One of those companies is Photosol US, which has three solar projects proposed for San Juan County. Photosol US is a subsidiary of a French company.

The three projects are located near the Four Corners Power Plant, the San Juan Generating Station and the Shiprock substation.

In an email to The Daily Times, Photosol US CEO Josh Case referred to the collective three projects as the Four Corners Solar Center.

A recently seeded area at Navajo Mine is pictured Aug. 1, 2019. The Four Corners Power Plant is in the background.

The projects come as the region braces for the potential closure of the San Juan Generating Station in 2022, along with the Four Corners Power Plant in 2031.

Case said the target customers¬†are the utilities that’ll¬†be moving away from coal-fired generation.

The San Juan Generating Station may remain open if the City of Farmington and Enchant Energy successfully retrofit the plant with carbon capture technology. Even if the plant stays open, Case said Photosol believes that its projects are well positioned.

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