Mineral Basin Solar Energy Center

Swift Current Energy
Townships of Girard and Goshen, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

The Mineral Basin Solar Energy Project is an installation of approximately 400-megawatt photovoltaic solar, along with potential battery storage, and associated necessary infrastructure on approximately 2,800 acres of largely reclaimed coal mine lands in the Townships of Girard and Goshen, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. The Mineral Basin Solar Project is the largest proposed solar generating facility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and will be among the first utility-scale solar projects built on reclaimed mine lands in the United States.

On top of investing in reclaimed mine land and putting it to productive use to power a sustainable future, the project plans to provide Goshen & Girard Townships with substantial resources to direct towards public safety, road upgrades, and infrastructure improvements and reflects a potential to power 72,000 households annually.

EDR conducted all environmental resource studies (wetland delineation, cultural resources, habitat suitability assessment), permitting (local land development plan, NPDES, Chapter 105), consultation with resource agencies (USFWS, PA Game Commission, PA Natural Heritage Program, PA Fish & Boat Commission, PA Historical and Museum Commission), and miscellaneous project support such as NYSERDA bid application.