Community Energy Solar and Exelon Generation signed a 15-year power purchase and renewable energy credit agreement for a 6MW solar PV project in Lancaster County, PA. The deal will support the construction of what is being called the largest solar plant in Pennsylvania, consisting of about 25,000 modules deployed on approximately 30 acres.
The project will be located along Lancaster Pike south of the city of Lancaster, a corridor which has also received commercial development proposals. Community Energy Solar said it worked closely with the Lancaster County farming community and East Drumore Township officials to design the solar project to support both clean energy production and agricultural land restoration, including selected cover vegetation, minimal use of concrete, and decommissioning at the end of the 25-30-year project life.
Some 75 jobs will be created during the six-month construction period. The power plant is expected to generate approximately 7.5 million KWh of electricity annually, or enough power to meet the needs of about 1000 homes.
Further details on the financial terms of the deal, project construction timeline, or the type of modules and balance-of-systems components to be used were not disclosed.