Hayesville, NC (PRWEB) December 13, 2011
ESA Renewables (ESA), a leading turnkey solar solutions provider, these days announced it has begun construction on a 1.3 MW commercial rooftop solar project in the city of New Bern in Craven County, North Carolina. This project is one particular of the largest rooftop photovoltaic (PV) arrays in eastern North Carolina, and will support bring clean, renewable solar energy to New Bern residents. Getting executed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Progress Power ESA expects the PV array to be completed in December of this year.
According to the terms of the contract, ESA will construct, operate, maintain the technique and furthermore install its proprietary monitoring technique to monitor operation of the array for the 20-year term of the PPA contract. ESA will sell the whole power output from the program to Progress Energy which will distribute solar power to its clients in the area.
“ESA is delighted to take a leading function in the adoption of solar power in New Bern,” said Jeffrey Burkett, president of ESA Renewables. “Renewable power projects such as this rooftop solar array increase economic development, produce jobs and have a positive impact on our atmosphere.”
Over the next couple of weeks, ESA will full the installation of 5,166 Canadian Solar modules, which produce 245 watts (W) each and every and will cover 175,122 square feet of rooftop space on the constructing?s rooftop. This project is expected to create 1,691,639 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year, adequate clean renewable energy to power around 200 homes every year.
?This is an thrilling project and a landmark installation in a region that hasn?t traditionally been thought of as a prime solar energy industry,? said Alan King, general manager of Canadian Solar USA. ?ESA Renewables is actively driving and enabling key solar projects across the nation that demonstrates the worth and viability of solar, and we?re proud ESA has selected our modules to assist bring much more than a million kilowatt hours of clean energy to North Carolina.?
The inverters ESA selected for the project are Advanced Energy (AE) PV Powered 260kW commercial inverters. ?We continue to be impressed by ESA?s leadership in bringing solar power onto our nation?s electric grid with impactful projects like this,? mentioned Steve Levy, VP of Sales and Marketing and advertising for AE Solar Energy. ?AE is pleased to be a partner in this project, and we look forward to collaborating with ESA on future solar projects.?
About ESA Renewables, LLC
ESA Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the sector delivering turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of more than 475 solar PV power generating facilities positioned in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. ESA?s scope of services includes financing, engineering, construction, testing and operation and maintenance. With headquarters in Castellon Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, France and Italy. For much more info about ESA Renewables, LLC, please check out http://www.esarenewables.com or call 407-268-6455.
About Advanced Energy
Advanced Power is a global leader in innovative power and manage technologies for high-growth, thin-film manufacturing and solar-power generation. Founded in 1981, Advanced Power is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, with dedicated support and service locations about the planet. For much more info, go to http://www.advanced-energy.com.
About Canadian Solar Inc.
Canadian Solar Inc. is 1 of the world’s largest solar organizations. As a leading vertically integrated provider of ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules and other solar applications, Canadian Solar styles, manufactures and delivers solar products and solar system solutions for on-grid and off-grid use to buyers worldwide. With operations in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, Canadian Solar supplies premium quality, expense-successful and environmentally-friendly solar solutions to support international, sustainable development. For a lot more information, visit http://www.canadiansolar.com.