juwi completes solar project in Ohio14 June, 2010
BOULDER – juwi solar Inc. in Boulder has completed a 12-megawatt solar project in Wyandot County, Ohio, the largest solar-energy generation facility in operation in the state, according to the company.
juwi developed the project and performed all turnkey engineering, procurement and construction services for the project.
The project began generating renewable solar power on a commercial basis May 26 for Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power Co., operating companies of American Electric Power. AEP will buy all of the project’s output from PSEG Solar Source, the project’s owner, through a 20-year power purchase agreement. AEP will also receive all renewable-energy credits from the project.
PSEG Solar Source is a subsidiary of PSEG, a Newark, N.J.-based diversified energy company. PSEG acquired the ownership rights to the project from juwai in September 2009. juwi will operate and maintain the project during its initial years of operation.
During the course of construction, approximately 95 percent of the labor consisted of workers residing in the Ohio, many of whom gained valuable instruction from juwai and its first hands-on experience helping build a utility-scale solar project.
“We are proud to have developed and constructed the largest solar project to be commissioned in the State of Ohio to date and are encouraged by the motivated and professional efforts of leading offtakers such as AEP and sponsors like PSEG,” said Michael Martin, juwi’s managing director.