BlueChip Energy Signs 10 MW Solar PPA


BlueChip Energy (BCE), a provider of solar power solutions for residential, commercial, government and utility applications, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply Progress Energy Florida with power from the Rinehart Solar Farm, a 10 MW utility-scale solar PV facility the company is developing in central Florida.

The Rinehart Solar Farm project, located in Lake Mary, Fla., will have an annual generation of approximately 15,000,000 kWh. It will cover a portion of the 380,000 square-foot rooftop space and surrounding acreage of BCE's Lake Mary facility.

The solar farm will be built in stages, starting with a rooftop plant totaling 120 kW, which is currently in the pre-construction planning phase and is expected to be completed by the end of July. Stage two is a rooftop plant totaling 500 kW. Subsequent stages will consist of a third, 1.4 MW rooftop system and 8 MW of ground-based systems. Construction of the entire facility is expected to be completed by October.

BCE will build the plant using monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar PV modules and provide its own project development, engineering, procurement and construction capabilities.

SOURCE: BlueChip Energy

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