Nautilus Solar Energy LLC has entered the Florida solar market with the acquisition and development of two distributed generation projects, as well as the development of a third greenfield utility-scale project.
In Gainesville, Fla., the company is currently constructing the Green Cove 131 kW solar photovoltaic project at the Regional Airport and a 352 kW solar system on the roof of The Exchange Shopping Center.Â
For both projects in Gainesville, Nautilus Solar entered into a power purchase agreement with the Gainesville Regional Utility (GRU) under its feed-in-tariff program. Under this agreement, the GRU has agreed to buy the power generated at a fixed rate for 20 years. Construction of both systems is expected to be completed by the end of April.
The Green Cove project is being built by Pure Energy Solar International Inc. Early development of the Exchange Shopping Center project was completed by Bright Path Energy and The Real Thing. The project is being built by Inman Solar.Â
In Taylor County, Nautilus Solar is developing a 10 MW project that has a site under option with a completed environmental review. The project is moving forward based on a ground-mounted 10 MW single-axis tracking system, the company says.
SOURCE: Nautilus Solar Energy LLC