Enormous Wyoming Solar Farm Planned

June 24, 2024|

Image courtesy of Microsoft Corp.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A 1.2 million panel, $1.2 billion solar farm that will supply 771 megawatts of power via a two-phase, 29-month project four miles south of Cheyenne is expected to begin construction in March 2025.

It will be built by Canadian energy giant Enbridge Inc.

The farm will supply electricity to the incoming data centers which are being built in Cheyenee, the capital city.

To illustrate the amount of power being added, the amount of solar power is estimated to light up more than 771,000 homes – more than all of the homes that exist in the state of Wyoming.

In mid-May, the project received approval for construction from the state’s permitting agency.

Project owners are Microsoft Corp. and Meta Platforms, Inc.

The site spans 3,845 acres east of US Highway 85 and north and south of Chalk Bluff Road and County Road 203.

Construction completion of both phases is projected in August 2027.

 

 

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