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Canadian Solar supplies PV modules for 5 MW plant in Pennsylvania

The Keystone solar power plant will generate about 7.5 million kilowatt hours of solar power per year
The Keystone solar power plant will generate about 7.5 million kilowatt hours of solar power per year

On October 16th, 2012, Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Canada) announced that it has supplied solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for the 5 megawatt (MW) Keystone solar project in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Canadian Solar states that 20,000 MaxPower 290 watt (W) modules were installed at Keystone, which was developed by Community Energy Solar and constructed by groSolar.

The modules are installed on fixed tilt, ground-mounted aluminum racking and are interconnected to the PPL Electric grid. The PV system due to Canadian Solar will supply about 7.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh) per year of solar power, or enough energy to power 653 homes. The installation offsets 5,625 tons of emissions annually, the equivalent sequestration of 28,125 trees per year.

"The Keystone solar energy project is another example of a long list of utility-scale solar projects that continue to drive job employment across the United States," Canadian Solar USA General Manager Alan King stated. "This project sets an example of how a solar installation can support a community by providing benefits on multiple levels, in addition to generating long-term clean energy."

Exelon Generation and Community Energy's retail marketing division committed to buy the output and backed the financing for the project, which will supply green electricity to customers who sign up for a share of the generation.

 

 

2012-10-19 | Courtesy: Canadian Solar | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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