Fertile Crescent, a solar farm located in Oregon, is being touted as a way to create 100% renewable energy for the country.
The solar farm is located on a property owned by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and it’s the only one of its kind in the world.
It’s the latest development in a solar revolution that has already seen more than 1,000 solar farms installed across the country since 2012.
“We’re not the first company in the country to get into this,” Greg Cote, the company’s president and chief operating officer, said during a news conference in November.
“It’s a new frontier for the world’s most efficient energy sources.”
The company has been working with several local communities and environmental groups in Oregon for the past three years to put solar on the farm.
“This is the first time we’ve done anything like this in the U.S. for commercial purposes,” said Michael Akins, a spokesperson for the Oregon Energy Commission.
“There’s a lot of work to be done to put this on the ground, but it’s very exciting to be here at the first site.”
The solar farms are being built with solar panels and solar-powered solar water heaters.
They are expected to be operational by 2020, with another 100 to 150 panels installed by 2030.
The first Solar Pico farm is being constructed on a nearby property owned and operated by a group of solar-energy entrepreneurs.
“When you look at how the world is transitioning from coal to clean energy, this is the next logical step,” said Alex Johnson, CEO of the Pico Group, which is building the solar farm.
Johnson, who also serves as president of the Solar Energy Industries Association, said the group is interested in the project because it could create jobs in the community.
“What’s happening in Oregon is really exciting,” he said.
“The fact that people are making this kind of investments and are able to do that, it’s really inspiring.”
The Solar Pino project, which will be the first solar farm in the state of Oregon, will be built in the Portland area, with solar power being provided by a combined-cycle steam turbine.
The owners are planning to use the power for their own community garden and for the city of Portland.
It will be one of the first large-scale solar farms built in Oregon.
“Portland is a city of more than 5,000 people,” Johnson said.
The project is being funded by the Portland Business Alliance and the city’s renewable energy program, as well as local nonprofits.
It is the largest solar farm on the continent and the second largest in the United States after Dubai’s Dubai SolarCity.
The farm is expected to produce 1.3 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.
The cost of electricity to the city will be $0.02 per kilowatthour (kWh) and the project is expected be completed by the end of 2019.
“That’s a very large amount of energy to generate for the average American,” Johnson added.
The company plans to have more than 400 solar panels on the project, with the goal of producing 20,000 megawatts (MW) of solar power by 2023.
The Solar Crescent project is the result of a partnership between a local group of investors, the Portland City Council, and the Portland Water Bureau.
The City Council passed a resolution in October that called on the city to create an investment in solar energy for local businesses, which includes the Solar Pio project.
The city was awarded the contract to build the project after a local developer signed a $5 million loan guarantee with the city.
The agreement also required the city and the developer to share the cost of solar panels, which has been a major sticking point for many investors.
“As part of the contract, the city agreed to provide financing for the purchase of solar panel capacity,” the Portland Public Utilities Commission said in a statement.
“While this has been an ongoing negotiation process, the council was encouraged that the developer has reached a resolution with the City.”
The city has already invested $10 million in the development, with a total investment of $40 million.