Duke Energy Renewables today announced the acquisition of six solar projects totaling 4.7MW from SolAmerica Energy.
SolAmerica Energy developed the ground-mounted projects and managed construction under an engineering, procurement and construction agreement with Duke Energy affiliate REC Solar. The projects are part of the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative, and Georgia Power will purchase the power generated by the projects under a 30-year agreement.
"In acquiring these solar sites, we add Georgia to our growing U.S. renewables footprint," said Rob Caldwell, president, Duke Energy Renewables and Distributed Energy Technology. "SolAmerica and REC Solar have completed quality projects that will deliver clean energy to Georgia Power's customers for years to come."
"We are pleased to have developed and constructed these projects for Duke Energy as part of a portfolio of projects under Georgia Power's Advanced Solar Initiative," said R. Stanley Allen, president of SolAmerica. "Duke Energy Renewables and REC Solar have been great partners and we look forward to continued involvement in the projects in an operations and maintenance capacity."
The projects total 4.7MW alternating current (AC) and include:
- Hancock County Solar Farm in Sparta, Ga.: 1MW direct current (DC) / 769kW AC
- Johnson County Solar Farm in Wrightsville, Ga.: 1MW DC / 769kW AC
- Ware County Solar Farm in Waycross, Ga.: 1MW DC / 769kW AC
- Wilcox County Solar Farm in Abbeville, Ga.: 1MW DC / 769kW AC
- Decatur County Solar Farm I In Bainbridge, Ga.: 1MW DC / 769kW AC
- Decatur County Solar Farm II In Bainbridge, Ga.: 1.1MW DC / 834kW AC
The panels were manufactured by Yingli.