ESA Renewables is to provide a 1MW turnkey photovoltaic system in Culberson, NC, approximately 200 miles southwest of Charlotte, NC. The electricity generated by the system will be sold to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) under a 10 year power purchase agreement (PPA).
ESA will provide a complete turnkey solution including design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, testing and O&M services. The solar array will consist of approximately 4,166 solar panels, which is expected to generate approximately 1,302,000kWh of electricity annually. The system, which is scheduled for commercial operation in November 2010, will be installed over 16 acres of land. Once operational, the project will be one of the largest solar PV installations in North Carolina.
“We are helping to meet immediate renewable energy goals and looking forward to including these projects in TVA’s growing green power portfolio,” said Jeffrey Burkett, president of ESA Renewables. “We have multi megawatts of solar projects in our global portfolio and these projects are the next step in the development of local utility scale renewable projects. Additionally, the projects are a clear validation of our approach to develop and market solar power in North Carolina and across the US.”