Stillwater Solar


Location: Fallon, Nevada

The Stillwater Solar project is one portion of the first renewable solar-geothermal hybrid power plant approved in North America. This solar power plant is paired with a geothermal power plant that has a capacity of 33 megawatts. The Stillwater Power Plant was named a “Top Plant” in the December 2012 edition of Power Magazine. Michael Baker International provided civil engineering, earthwork, and grading design for this 23.8-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant in Northern Nevada. Michael Baker prepared a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), surface drainage and stormwater management plans, and provided engineering support during construction and development of this 118-acre site. Plans were prepared to comply with the client’s engineering and construction technical specifications. Due to the flat nature of the site, directing sheet flow was a concern. The drainage system was designed to retain, at a minimum, a 50-year, 24-hour storm. In conjunction with a 3,400-foot berm, a 10-acre-foot basin was designed with a 1,500-square foot emergency outlet weir and infiltration systems.

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