ESA Renewables advised of its plans to build a grid connected, ground-mounted 20MW solar PV project in Claysville, Pennsylvania, which will be divided into 20 units, each with a 1MVA step up transformer. The solar facility, located in Washington County, would be operational for twenty years.
During the life of the solar system, ESA will construct, commission, monitor and provide maintenance services. The company will use its control and monitoring system to track the real-time data being generated by the system, which it states would allow it to respond to any issues quickly. Performance data will be collected and stored for later analysis, simulations and testing. Grid connection for the system is expected to occur in August 2012.
“We are excited to announce the newly planned solar project,” said Jeffrey Burkett, President of ESA Renewables. “We thank the community of Claysville for recognizing the benefits that solar farms can bring to rural communities.”