Black Cap Solar
Obsidian Renewables, LLC, developed the Black Cap Solar facility for PacifiCorp in 2012. Black Cap is a 2.5 MW (dc capacity) solar photovoltaic facility that uses single-axis tracking to generate approximately 4.6 million kilowatt hours of energy annually—equivalent to the energy use of about 400 homes each year. Black Cap is located on 16 acres just south of the town of Lakeview Oregon. The project has received overwhelming support from the local community and elected officials. During construction, over 90% of the labor was from local sources. Most of the project personnel were working on their first solar project.
Developer: Obsidian Renewables, LLC
EPC Contractor: Swinerton Builders
Electrical: Oregon Electric Group (an MDU Company)
Modules: Yingli 285 and 290 watt modules—approximately 9,000 modules
Inverters: Advanced Energy 500 watt inverters—two inverters per pad, four inverters total
Racking Array Technologies Dura-Track Single-Axis Tracker
Obsidian Renewables believes that the support of local public and private entities, as well as citizens of surrounding communities is important to the success of each facility. Obsidian Renewables experiences an overwhelmingly positive response from the communities in which it is working. When available, Obsidian Renewables intends to utilize local skilled workers in the construction, installation, and management of its solar facilities.