PSEG Solar Source has acquired a 6.6 MW solar energy facility from BayWa r.e. Solar Projects. Located in Northampton County, N.C., the PSEG Hemlock Solar Energy Center is under construction and scheduled to begin operations later this year. The project has a 15-year power purchase agreement with Virginia Electric and Power Co. and occupies 48 acres that are under a 35-year lease with a private landowner.
“We are very pleased to team up with BayWa r.e. on this project, which will bring more clean energy resources to North Carolina,” says Diana Drysdale, president of PSEG Solar Source. “This acquisition represents another milestone in growing our business and illustrates PSEG’s commitment to providing a sustainable energy future.”
BayWa r.e. is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor and will operate the project for PSEG Solar Source upon completion. The facility will use approximately 20,500 polycrystalline Trina Solar panels and SMA inverters.
“BayWa r.e. is excited to have partnered with PSEG in the continuing transformation to a greener and lower-cost grid,” says Jam Attari, CEO of BayWa r.e. Solar Projects.
PSEG Solar Source notes that it owns two other solar facilities in North Carolina. The PSEG Turkey Creek Solar Center is being built about five miles away, also in Northampton County; the PSEG Meadows Solar Center is located in Martin County, N.C., and went online in June. The company now has 20 utility-scale projects in 13 states.