BlueChip Energy (BCE), a fully integrated solar energy provider for residential, commercial, government and utility applications, has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply Progress Energy Florida with power from the Sorrento Eagle Dunes Solar Farm, a 40 MW PV facility the company is developing in Lake County, Fla.
‘This large-scale solar project has the distinct advantage of being near the population base that it will serve,’ says Demitri Nikitin, president and CEO of BCE. ‘Combined with the BCE vertically integrated business model, the project will demonstrate renewable energy at close to grid parity.’
The solar farm will be a ground-mount system covering 140 acres of open field and will be built in stages, starting with 10 MW in 2012. BCE will build the plant using 174,000 monocrystalline and polycrystalline PV solar panels from Advanced Solar Photonics and other manufacturers. BCE adds that it is providing its own project development, engineering, procurement and construction capabilities.
SOURCE: BlueChip Energy