White Construction Builds First Utility Scale Solar Project in the Midwest

White Construction Inc. has been selected by Invenergy to be the EPC contractor for Invenergy’s Grand Ridge Solar Farm located in LaSalle County, Illinois.  This 20 megawatt (AC) project will consist of twenty, 1 MW solar inverters and over 155,000 photovoltaic modules supplied by General Electric.

White Construction has installed over 60 megawatts of utility scale solar throughout the United States and Canada.  “We are excited to work with Invenergy again and build the largest utility scale solar farm in the Midwest and in our neighboring state of Illinois;” said J.P. Roehm, Senior Vice President of Business Development for White Construction.

As the EPC contractor, White Construction will engineer, procure, and construct the balance of system components as well as install the solar inverters and PV modules.  The balance of system components include site preparation, security fencing, rack foundations, racking, DC wiring systems, AC collection system, and the electrical switchyard.

Invenergy has developed the Grand Solar Farm adjacent to its existing 210 MW Grand Ridge Wind Farm and will own and operate the project.  “We are pleased to contract with White Construction to build our Grand Ridge Solar Farm,” said Jim Shield, Invenergy’s Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer.  “White Construction has helped construct several of our wind projects, and we look forward to them successfully building our first utility-scale solar project.”

About White Construction

White Construction, Inc. is an established heavy civil construction contractor providing a range of; traditional, design-build, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services across North America. White provides these services in a variety of markets including fossil and renewable energy power, petrochemical and other heavy industrial markets, as well as local, state and federal infrastructure. White Construction is ISO 9001 certified and manages many difficult projects utilizing industry innovative methods while upholding the highest standards of safety and quality. For more information, please visit www.whiteconstruction.com.

About Invenergy

Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation facilities in North America and Europe. Invenergy is committed to clean power alternatives and continued innovation in electricity generation. Invenergy’s home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe.

The nation’s largest independent wind power generation company, Invenergy and its affiliated companies currently have over 6,700 MW of wind, solar, and thermal projects under contract, in construction, or in operation.  For more information, please visit www.invenergyllc.com.