Atlanta-based engineering and project management firm AMEC has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Dominion to design and construct three photovoltaic solar energy projects in Marion County, Indiana, that are expected to generate a peak combined output of 28.6 MW.
AMEC says it will provide EPC services including engineering, procurement of all materials including solar panels, construction, tie-in to the local electrical distribution system and commissioning. Work has begun, and commercial production is expected to begin in late 2013.
The three projects, known as Indy Solar I, Indy Solar II and Indy Solar III, will use PV technology with a fixed-tilt system and use JinkoSolar modules, Array Technologies' racking and SMA inverters. According to JinkoSolar, all three projects will use its 300W 72-cell modules. Array Technologies says the projects mark the largest installation for its DuraRack fixed ground-mount systems to date.
Dominion acquired the three solar development projects from Sunrise Energy Ventures earlier in July. Two of the projects southeast of Indianapolis near Franklin will be located on 155 acres. The third, located southwest of Indianapolis, will be sited on 134 acres. The projects have 15-year power purchase agreements with Indianapolis Power and Light.
‘We are pleased Dominion has chosen to partner with us on its largest generation-scale solar facility within its renewable energy portfolio and an important addition to AMEC's growing resume of solar expertise,’ says AMEC Vice President Tom Dodson.