Green Power EMC has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the full output of a 20 MW solar project planned for construction in Georgia.
Silicon Ranch Corp. is developing the ground-mounted solar project near Hazlehurst, Ga., and will own it. Construction is scheduled to begin this year with completion in late 2015.
The solar array will occupy approximately 135 acres and will incorporate over 87,000 solar modules. It is expected to generate more than 43 GWh of electricity per year.
Jeff Pratt, president of Green Power EMC, said the Hazlehurst project is the result of a request for proposals issued in late 2013 to add more solar energy to Green Power EMC's portfolio. The company currently purchases the output of two solar projects: a 115 kW rooftop array near Athens, Ga., and a 150 kW ground-mounted array near Warner Robins, Ga.