PSEG Solar Source and juwi solar Complete a 12-MW Solar Project in Ohio08 October, 2010
By Pam Kleineke — Oct 05, 2010
As the United States continues its push in generating power from renewable resources, the solar industry is steadily growing with projects popping up all across the country. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported that in 2009 the total U.S. solar electric capacity from photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies climbed past 2,000 megawatts (MW), enough to serve more than 350,000 homes.
Advantages such as a cleaner environment, increased employment opportunities and less reliance on other resources are continuously pushing local governments, utilities and organizations to consider adding solar to their power portfolios. This was the case in Wyandot County, Ohio, where all these benefits were realized, thanks to the recent construction of a 12-MW solar power facility.
“The project will generate approximately 16,000 megawatt hours of zero-emissions electricity each year — equal to the total annual energy use of 1,425 typical Ohio households,” says Megan Day, project planner for juwi solar Inc., the developer of the Wyandot Solar project. “On top of that, the facility has furthered local and regional economic development.”