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Projects

Open Road Renewables is currently developing numerous projects across the country. Below are a sample of projects our team has developed while working at previous companies:

Pumpjack Solar I and Wildwood Solar I

These projects were originated by Cyrus Tashakkori who later partnered with Infigen Energy to bring the projects through to construction. Cyrus managed development of the project, attaining land rights, county and state permits, and electrical interconnection agreements. The projects were later sold to Duke Energy Renewables, the current owner/operator, who constructed the projects in 2014. The projects total 40 MWac on approximately 310 acres of land, boast a combined 171,000 solar modules and generate enough electricity to power over 10,000 homes.

Wildwood II, Rio Bravo I & Rio Bravo II

Similar to neighboring Pumpjack I and Wildwood I projects, this trio of projects were originated by Cyrus Tashakkori and later matured through a partnership with Infigen Energy. SunPower oversaw their construction in 2016 and the projects are currently being operated by Duke Energy. The projects total a combined 55 MWac on 460 acres of land and generate enough electricity to power around 14,000 homes.

Great Bay Solar

At 150 MWac, the Great Bay Solar project in Somerset County, MD is one of the largest projects on the east coast and the largest of its kind in the state of Maryland. Cyrus Tashakkori led origination of the project while and shepherded the project’s development, permitting, interconnection, power offtake, and equity transaction efforts. The project has a 75 MWac PPA with the General Services Administration and has an interconnection agreement, state permit, and land for up to 150 MWac. The project is now owned by Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, and once construction is completed in the coming months, Great Bay will represent one of the most significant economic investments in the Somerset County economy and tax base in many years.

Nixon Farms Solar

This multi-phase solar project currently has more than 10,000 solar modules mounted on a fixed-tilt racking system located at the privately owned Nixon Farm in Howard County, Maryland. The clean energy system is connected to Baltimore Gas and Electric’s distribution system and provides benefits to local off-takers including Chimes International and Columbia Association. Mike Volpe, while at SunEdison, led the joint development and financing efforts for the project with development partner BITH Energy.

Nunn Farms Solar

This 1 MW ground-mounted array has roughly 3000 solar modules mounted on a fixed-tilt racking system located at Sam Nunn Farm, a working farm owned by the Nunn Family in Perry, GA. All of the clean energy generated by this system is sold to Georgia Power through their Advanced Solar Initiative. Mike Volpe, while at SunEdison, led the joint development and financing efforts for the project with partner SolAmerica Energy.

Green Pastures Wind I & II

The 300 MWac Green Pastures wind farm is located two hours west of Fort Worth, Texas and is one of the largest in the state. David Savage was one of the lead developers of the project, managing real estate, permitting, regulatory, and title work for a project that partnered with over 70 local property owners and stretches 10 miles from end to end. The project, which now is owned by Capital Dynamics, consists of 100 Acciona 3.0 MW AW 116/3000 turbines and generates enough clean electricity to power about 90,000 homes.