Although the Public Service Enterprise Group’s (PSEG) Jacksonville Solar facility has been producing energy since this past summer, the official dedication ceremony was recently thrown by PSEG and JEA to officially present the facility to the Jacksonville, Florida, community, businesses and government leaders.
The 15MW PSEG Jacksonville Solar facility is the largest solar facility in northern Florida. The facility has 200,000 ground mounted solar panels, which were manufactured by First Solar and was engineered, procured, developed and constructed by juwi solar. The 100 acre site is the largest solar installation owned by PSEG Solar Source. JEA, the municipal utility for the area, has a long-term contract with PSEG Solar Source to purchase the electricity produced at the site.
“PSEG Solar Source can locate solar facilities anywhere in the US but chose Jacksonville for three reasons: strong Florida sun, a partner in JEA with a vision for delivering clean energy to its customers and a political climate that is supportive of solar development,” said Diana Drysdale, who heads PSEG Solar Source. “While this is our largest product to date, it is not our last. We are actively developing additional solar projects here in the US.”