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Bechtel’s Impact Report

Sandpiper Solar

Illinois, USA
Solar panels

Solar power is one of the most cost-effective sources of electricity available today, and its ability to generate power at peak times helps reduce electricity costs for all consumers.Goldfinch Solar Project Logo

Bechtel is developing the Sandpiper Solar Project in Illinois, a state on track to be one of the most active markets for renewable development.

Sandpiper Solar will contribute 128 megawatts of energy, enough to power up to 20,000 homes per year. The project offers a new source of economic development with long-term local and state tax revenue for schools, government services, and public infrastructure. The power from Sandpiper Solar will be delivered to the local Illinois electrical grid, helping to diversify Illinois’ energy portfolio. In addition to creating direct and indirect jobs during construction and operations, Sandpiper Solar will create opportunities for companies seeking to open new locations in areas with access to renewable power to expand into Rock Island County.

If you have any questions about the planned Sandpiper Solar facility, please contact Development Manager, Adriana Castillo.

Key Project Points

  • Enough power for up to 20,000 homes
  • Will bring part-time and full-time jobs to the community during construction and operations phases
  • Existing high-voltage power lines limit the need for new infrastructure
  • Low panel height limits visibility to neighbors and nearby roads

Experience Offering Renewable Solutions

Developing utility-scale solar power facilities is one of the most efficient ways to reduce carbon emissions and support a clean energy future. Building on a history of partnering with customers and communities to deliver projects that enable current and future generations to thrive, Bechtel is applying over half a century of experience in power generation to reduce carbon emissions.

Bechtel helps customers create solar projects in the U.S. and around the world. In addition to the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California, Bechtel co-developed and built Cutlass Solar in Texas. We look forward to continuing to push the boundaries in this rapidly growing market as we develop more of our own projects and build toward a net-zero future.

Learn more about Bechtel’s renewable projects and services.

About Bechtel

Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

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