New solar project to power 11K homes in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — A public utility company in Washington state has announced a partnership to develop a new solar project near Richland that would generate enough electricity for more than 11,000 homes. The Seattle Times reported Monday that Energy Northwest will partner with Tucci Energy Services to build the 300-acre, 75-megawatt solar farm on leased land. Construction is planned for 2022. Officials say the project is part of an effort under a 2019 state law that calls for zero greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels to be emitted in the Pacific Northwest by 2045. Tucci Energy Services is now seeking buyers for the solar power that will be generated by the project.