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KUNA, Idaho – The northwest’s largest solar farm is now active right here in the Treasure Valley. Today officials dedicated the Solar One project in Kuna. It’s a project years in the making, solar panels stretching as far as the eye can see covering 563 acres in Kuna.  Officials say it’s been pumping juice to the Idaho Power grid since mid-august.

“We started in the dead of winter so it was a little chilly but it took 3 and half months to build and 95 percent of our labor is local,” explained Byron Lamon of DEPCOM Power.

Project leaders say the solar farm is made up of over 174,000 solar panels that can generate 40 megawatts, enough to power 9,000 homes for 25 years.

Samir Verstyn of Origis Energy at the opening of the Solar One solar farm in Kuna, Idaho.