PSEG Solar Source, a subsidiary of PSEG Power, has announced that its PSEG Sunflower Solar Energy Center successfully began operations in December.
Located about 90 miles northeast of Raleigh in Halifax, N.C., the facility has a 10-year power purchase agreement with Virginia Electric and Power Co. The 21 MW DC facility can power about 4,000 homes, according to PSEG Solar Source.
The company completed the acquisition of the project from BayWa r.e. in January 2017. BayWa r.e. – the project’s engineering, procurement and construction contractor – now operates the facility for PSEG Solar Source. The project was initiated by Geenex Solar, a developer based in Charlotte, N.C.
“The Halifax community has been very supportive; it has been great to do business in this area of North Carolina,” says Diana Drysdale, president of PSEG Solar Source. “And the folks at BayWa r.e. and Geenex have been a pleasure to work with. The Sunflower Solar Energy Center will meet the electricity needs of 4,000 homes, allowing them to shift to cleaner energy. This project moves us closer to the green energy future we all want.”
“North Carolina and the Halifax community continue to strongly support efforts that contribute to the local economy and development of a sustainable source of energy,” adds Jam Attari, CEO of BayWa r.e. solar projects. “The ongoing commitment of PSEG Solar Source to invest in these local development efforts has been tremendous.”
PSEG Solar Source now has 23 utility-scale solar facilities in operation in 14 states, including six in North Carolina.