Lendlease, a leading international property and infrastructure group, announced the sale of the 16-MW Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project to a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. The solar project is located in Wallingford, Conn., with a portion of the project to be built on a landfill. The project has 20-year power purchase agreements in place with two Connecticut utilities, Eversource Energy and The United Illuminating Company. Construction of the project is expected to be completed later this year.
“This project is unique and complex, but it demonstrates our commitment to developing quality, utility-scale solar projects that meet the individual needs of our customers,” said Craig Carson, General Manager of Lendlease Energy Development. “We’re proud to partner with NextEra Energy Resources on this project to see it through the next phases of the project’s lifecycle.”
“Brownfield development is always gratifying as it’s a great use of resources, bringing new life to otherwise unusable land,” said Matt Ulman, vice president of Distributed Generation for NextEra Energy Resources. “NextEra Energy Resources is pleased to have worked with Lendlease on the Wallingford solar project, which provides Connecticut with a source of clean, renewable energy and community tax benefits on brownfield land that previously offered only maintenance costs.”
Lendlease develops and finances utility scale solar and storage projects throughout the United States. The current project pipeline exceeds 2 GW. The team has previously developed, built and transferred ownership of the 60-acre Cooperative Solar Far One facility in Clark County, Kentucky, and has initiated construction of the Island Palm Communities Energy Services Project in Hawaii, a $150 million energy modernization and security project that powers 5,800 military homes. Lendlease also developed Fort Bend Solar, a 200-megawatt solar farm west of Houston, Texas, and recently announced the sale of Rancho Seco Solar II, a 160MW-ac project in Sacramento County, California.
— Solar Builder magazine