PSEG Solar Source announced Monday that it will acquire a 12.9 megawatt solar energy facility near Waldorf, Maryland, from juwi solar Inc.The facility, which will be called PSEG Waldorf Solar Energy Center, will increase the capacity of PSEG Solar Source’s portfolio to 123 megawatts.
“With this, our eleventh utility scale solar facility, we are pleased to be providing safe, clean reliable energy to the residents of southern Maryland,” Diana Drysdale, president of PSEG Solar Source, said in a prepared statement. “We now have 10 plants in operation and one plant in construction across nine states and are continuing to focus our efforts on expanding our solar portfolio across the country.”
Boulder, Colorado-based juwi solar, which originally developed the project, is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the facility. The project has a 20-year purchase agreement with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. Construction is expected to begin in early 2015, with the facility beginning service before June 2015.
“We are pleased to work together with PSEG to realize another solar power plant on the East Coast,” Mike Martin, JSI’s CEO and president, said in a prepared statement. “Our plan is to break ground before the end of the year, and we look forward to bringing on-line a generation facility that will provide cost-effective solar power to SMECO.”
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