GroSolar, JEA, and AEP OnSite Partners are pleased to announce the commercial operation of the 7MW(AC) Northwest Jacksonville Solar Partners (NWJAX) solar farm in Jacksonville, Florida.
The project is located on Arnold Road just north of the Jacksonville International Airport. The NWJAX project will produce approximately 17,000MW hours of clean renewable energy in its first year of operation; enough electricity to power more than 1,200 homes. The project also provides significant environmental benefits; the annual clean renewable energy produced is approximately equivalent to the carbon offset achieved by planting over 300,000 trees or taking 2,500 cars off the road each year.
"JEA is committed to environmental stewardship and to increasing its level of carbon-free renewable energy generation," said Paul McElroy, CEO of JEA. "This partnership with groSolar will expand our solar footprint and provide our customers with an environmentally friendly and efficient option for their power needs."
"The Northwest Jacksonville Solar Partners Project is an excellent example of how public and private entities can work together to complete a project that will provide significant environmental and economic benefits to the Jacksonville community for years to come," said Myles Burnsed, groSolar Vice President of Business Development, who led the origination and development of this project.