NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PSEG Solar Source today announced it has acquired a 6.6 MW-dc solar energy facility from BayWa r.e. Solar Projects representing an investment of $12.2 million. The PSEG Hemlock Solar Energy Center is under construction and scheduled to begin operations later this year.
The PSEG Hemlock Solar Energy Center has a 15-year power purchase agreement with Virginia Electric and Power Co. The facility occupies 48 acres that are under a 35-year lease with a private landowner and is located in Northampton County, N.C., about 90 miles northeast of Raleigh.
"We are very pleased to team up with BayWa r.e. on this project, which will bring more clean energy resources to North Carolina," said Diana Drysdale, president of PSEG Solar Source. "This acquisition represents another milestone in growing our business and illustrates PSEG's commitment to providing a sustainable energy future."
BayWa r.e. is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor and will operate the project for PSEG Solar Source upon completion. The facility will use approximately 20,500 poly-crystalline Trina Solar panels with SMA inverters.
"BayWa r.e. is excited to have partnered with PSEG in the continuing transformation to a greener and lower cost grid," said Jam Attari, CEO of BayWa r.e. Solar Projects. "This world class facility could not have been completed without the tireless support and involvement from the Northhampton County community and our partners."
PSEG Solar Source owns two other solar facilities in North Carolina. The PSEG Turkey Creek Solar Center is being built about five miles away, also in Northampton County; the PSEG Meadows Solar Center is located in Martin County, N.C., and went online in June.
PSEG Solar Source now has 20 utility-scale projects in 13 states. The company currently has 215 MW-dc in operation with another 135 MW-dc in construction and on schedule to be operational by the end of the year.
About PSEG Solar Source:
PSEG Solar Source is a subsidiary of PSEG Power, a merchant power generation company which is part of the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) family of companies. PSEG (NYSE: PEG) is a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $10.4 billion. Its other main subsidiaries are Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), a regulated New Jersey gas and electric utility, and PSEG Long Island, which operates the transmission and distribution assets of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA).
Disclaimer: PSEG Solar Source LLC is not the same company as PSE&G, the New Jersey-based electric and gas utility. PSEG Solar Source is not regulated by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. You do not have to purchase any PSEG Solar Source products in order to receive quality regulated services from PSE&G.
About BayWa r.e.:
BayWa r.e. Solar Projects, a wholly owned subsidiary of BayWa r.e. GmbH, is responsible for the BayWa group's solar project business in North America. Founded in 2009 and based in Munich, BayWa r.e. acts as a holding company for various business interests in the areas of solar, wind energy, bio-energy and geothermal energy globally as part of BayWa AG, a $17 Billion global company founded in 1923.
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