Aerial image of a solar power plant in the desert. (Photo: Antonio Garcia)
KINGMAN — Pegasus Group Holdings, a technology infrastructure corporation that develops renewable energy projects, announced June 4 that it has selected Mohave County for the development of its new $3 billion, 340 megawatt solar powered data center.
According to a press release from Mohave County, The Pegasus Group Holdings project, in partnership with Plus Minus Power (PMP), will operate a solar field nicknamed “The Hive.” The field will occupy 717 acres just south of Kingman on Interstate 40, just north of the Griffith Energy Facility.
Mohave County Supervisor Jean Bishop said she’s excited to welcome Pegasus Group Holdings to Mohave County. “Pegasus will be locating what is reported to be the largest solar powered data center in the world, in Mohave County’s District 4 — the area that I represent,” said Bishop.
“The team at Pegasus Group Holdings has been delightful to work with and I am happy to say they have a desire to be strong community partners and an asset to the Mohave County/Golden Valley area.”
Jay Bloom, a member of Pegasus Group Holdings’ board said they chose Mohave County for its abundant sunshine, quality labor force and the overwhelming support of Supervisor Jean Bishop and the Mohave County Board of Supervisors.
“The tremendous sense of welcome and cooperation by the local government has allowed us to accelerate the launch of our project which will be operational by the end of 2019,” said Bloom.
M. Alberto Ramirez, co-founder and member of the Pegasus Group Holdings’ board said Tami Ursenbach, the director of economic development for Mohave County, has been champion in getting the project deployed on an accelerated timeline and it has helped in the decision to bring our facility to Mohave County.
“We are also pleased that our project will offer 50 new jobs to the residents of Kingman, Bullhead and the surrounding areas,” said Ramirez.
Dan Briggs, CEO of Plus Minus Power, said they are excited about the partnership with Pegasus Group Holdings and the joint project in Mohave County.
“This is one of the most exciting uses of our solar generator assets that we have seen to date, and we look forward to moving into Mohave County with our largest installation ever,” said Briggs.