White Bluffs Solar Station

​​The White Bluffs Solar Station is located 10 miles north of Richland, Washington where the sun shines about 300 days a year. The project site is 6,000 square feet and has 242 polycrystalline photovoltaic panels. 


  • Project planning began: June 2001
  • Contract awarded to BP Solar: December 2001
  • Construction began: March 2002
  • Meter installed; supplying power to the grid: April 2002
  • Construction complete; site dedication May 2002​

Energy Northwest developed White Bluffs as a demonstration project with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the Bonneville Power Administration, the Department of Energy and Newport Northwest LLC. 

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