The ribbon cutting of Washington’s largest solar array, Adams Nielson Solar Farm, drew a crowd of guests ranging from the region’s congressman, the state’s governor and the nearby middle school’s associated student body president. “It is a glorious day in Adams County, because Adams County has understood solar power for a long, long time,” Governor […]

Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at solar farm dedication in Lind

Gov. Jay Inslee will speak Tuesday at the dedication of a solar farm in Lind, Washington. The 10 a.m. event commemorates the installation of the 28-megawatt facility, which is currently the state’s largest solar farm. Strata Solar of North Carolina built and owns the 170-acre project about 75 miles west of Spokane. Avista Corp. will buy […]

Avista Celebrates Its New Solar Farm In Central Washington

Avista has added a new, large solar project to its energy portfolio. The Spokane-based utility held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the central Washington town of Lind today [Tuesday] to mark the occasion. Washington Governor Jay Inslee poses for pictures with Lind Middle School students after a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new solar array in […]

Work begins on 204-acre solar farm in Washington

Local officials celebrated the groundbreaking for a 204-acre solar farm in Lind, Wash. When Strata Solar decided to build a solar farm in Washington, they looked for one of the sunniest spots in the state. They found it near Lind, a small town in eastern Washington. The company and Avista Utilities broke ground on the […]

81,000 solar panels: Washington’s largest solar farm planned near Lind

Washington’s largest solar farm is coming to Lind. A North Carolina company plans to start installing 81,000 solar panels in May near the small community about 75 miles west of Spokane. By mid-December, the solar farm could be generating power for companies interested in low-carbon electricity. Strata Solar will build and own the 170-acre project. […]

Ground broken on state’s largest solar farm project in Lind

Ground has been broken on the project to build the state’s largest solar farm in Lind. Officials with Avista Utilities, Swinerton Renewable Energy, Strata Solar, Adams County and the town of Lind were all present for the groundbreaking on Thursday, May 24. About 75 people attended the event. The site where the 81,000 solar panels […]

County hopes wastewater treatment facility attracts food processors

Adams County officials hope a new industrial wastewater treatment plant and water reuse facility will lead to recruiting several niche food processing companies. Adams County and the Port of Othello are building an industrial wastewater treatment and water reuse facility as a first step to recruiting niche food processors and diversifying the region’s crops. The […]

Adams County to build waste treatment plant to lure food processors

Tri-Cities’ northern neighbor, Adams County, is moving forward with plans for infrastructure to support the growth of its food processing and distribution sectors, based on positive projections for the area’s potential as a low-cost hub for these industries. Results from two recent site selection studies conducted by The Boyd Company, a New Jersey-based consulting service, […]