BlueChip Energy, a provider of solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, government and utility applications, has begun the first stage of the Rinehart Solar Farm, a 10 MW utility-scale solar PV facility in Lake Mary, Fla.
The project will have a total capacity of 10 MW and an annual generation of approximately 15 million kWh. It will cover a portion of the 380,000 square-foot rooftop space and surrounding acreage of BlueChip Energy's Lake Mary facility.
The solar farm is being built in stages, starting with a rooftop plant totaling 120 kW. It will feature 520 monocrystalline 230 W panels and two 60 kW Fronius inverters. The first stage is expected to be completed by July, according to BlueChip Energy.
The second stage of the project will be a 500 kW rooftop plant. Subsequent stages will consist of a 1.4 MW rooftop system and 8 MW of ground-based systems. The company has a power purchase agreement in place to supply Progress Energy Florida with power from the project.
SOURCE: Blue Chip Energy