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Construction to start on US 15MW solar farm

Delaware 80 acre PV project will be among the largest on the US east coast

The 80 acre project will add to large scale solar farms in the US

Construction is to start on a 15MW solar farm in the US. The USD 50m project will be located on 80 acres of land in Kent County and be among the largest solar projects on the US east coast. 

Under separate agreements, Colorado firm from juwi solar inc (JSI) will engineer, procure, and oversee construction of the facility, as well as perform operation and maintenance services for the project. Construction of the project will begin this month. 

New Jersey firm PSEG Solar Source has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the solar project in Milford, Delaware, from JSI. The PSEG Milford Solar Farm is expected to be completed later this year. 

The project has a power purchase agreement for energy and solar renewable energy credits with Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation. The project will be owned by PSEG Solar Source. Upon completion, the PSEG Milford Solar Farm will be the largest solar farm in the state of Delaware. 

Collin O'Mara, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) secretary, said: "As the cost of solar power continues to decline, Delaware is emerging as a leader in the adoption of clean energy systems, improvement of air quality, and creation of local installation jobs. The PSEG Milford Solar Farm will be among the largest solar projects on the east coast and will help prove that we can have cleaner and less costly energy at the same time."

Diana Drysdale, president of PSEG Solar Source, said: “PSEG Solar Source is pleased to be constructing a solar farm in Delaware. We continue to invest in projects where we provide clean, emissions-free solar energy to help meet solar and renewable targets and with supportive local and state policies. The Milford project fits the bill.”

Michael Martin, CEO of JSI, added: “We are proud to have closed our fifth solar project transaction with PSEG Solar Source and to have expanded into a new market in the United States. Our development efforts for the Milford project have been a great success, and we now look forward to building and operating a solar project in the state of Delaware.”