Delaware Electric Cooperative's Bruce A. Henry Solar Energy Farm near Georgetown has become fully operational. A portion of the 20-acre solar array began producing power in July.
The 4 MW array has 16,000 solar panels manufactured by Motech Americas, based in Newark, Del. The project was managed by SunEdison.
‘Once plans to build the solar farm were finalized, we decided to use products made in Delaware,’ says Delaware Electric Cooperative President and CEO Bill Andrew. ‘Aside from the obvious environmental benefits, this project has provided a boost to the state's economy.’
The project cost $14 million and Co-op officials say the facility could eventually be expanded to 40 acres.