Solar Power Plants in the USA - other states
Aqua Pickering
Location: PA
Operator: Aqua Pennsylvania Inc
Configuration: 1.8 MWp PV
Operation: 2012
System supplier: Conergy
EPC: Conergy
Quick facts: Output from the 6.5ac Aqua Pickering Solar Farm at the Pickering WWTP in Schuylkill Twp is used for the treatment and transportation of water to approximately 500,000 residents of 27 municipalities in Chester Delaware and Montgomery counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. Aqua obtained a $1.5mn grant for the solar installation, which was disbursed from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), and funded in part with federal stimulus dollars.

Photograph courtesy of Conergy
Posted 8 Aug 2012

Brattleboro Solar
Location: VT
Operator: Winstanley Enterprises LLC
Configuration: 2 MWp PV
Operation: 2014
System supplier: REC Solar
EPC: REC Solar, Integrated Solar
Quick facts: This PV array has about 8,000 panels on a 12ac site along Interstate 91. The project completion ceremony was held on 10 Oct 2014. The solar project is included in Vermont's Sustainability Priced Energy Development (SPEED) program which ensures that Green Mountain Power will purchase all of the electricity produced by the array.

Photograph courtesy of Winstanley Enterprises LLC
Posted 11 Oct 2014

Cesar E Chavez Parking Complex
Location: CO
Operator: General Services Administration
Configuration: 116 kWp PV
Operation: 2012
System supplier: ??
EPC: Tryba Architects, GreenLight Engineering, GE Johnson Construction Co
Quick facts: This system is on top of a new 7-story parking garage. It was part of a modernization project at the 27yr-old Chavez complex using $22mn in federal stimulus funds it received in 2009.

Photograph courtesy of E Light Wind and Solar
Posted 17 Mar 2012

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Location: CO
Operator: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Configuration: 100 kWp PV
Operation: 2008
System supplier: ??
EPC: Namasté Solar Electric
Quick facts: This PV array has 465 solar panels split between roofs on the southeast and southwest wings of the Museum. The installation was made possible through a collaboration of Hybrid Energy Group, Partnership for Sustainability, Xcel Energy, and Namasté Solar Electric.

Photograph courtesy of Namasté Solar Electric
Posted 23 Nov 2005

Fort Gordon Solar
Location: GA
Operator: Georgia Power
Configuration: 30 MW PV
Operation: 2016
System supplier: ??
EPC: Georgia Power
Quick facts: This $75mn installation has 137,500 PV panels on a 270ac parcel at the US Army's Ft Gordon near Augusta. The peak labor forcew was about 350.

Photograph courtesy of Georgia Power
Posted 19 Nov 2016

Long Island Solar Farm
Location: NY
Operator: Long Island Solar Farm LLC
Configuration: 32 MWp PV
Operation: 2011
System supplier: BP Solar
EPC: BP Solar
Quick facts: The LISF project was constructed on Brookhaven National Laboratory property and connected to an adjacent LIPA substation. This project consists of two large-scale solar arrays, a BNL-dedicated array of 1 to 2 MW, and a solar research facility. A total of 164,312 solar panels are deployed. At completion in Nov 2011, LISF was the largest PV plant in the eastern USA and was co-owned by BP Solar and MetLife.

Photograph courtesy of Long Island Power Authority
Posted 7 Jan 2011

McAlpine Creek Substation
Location: NC
Operator: Duke Energy
Configuration: 50 kWp PV
Operation: 2009
System supplier: ??
Quick facts: This small PV plant is part of a smart grid project in south Charlotte. Electricity from the panels can be sent directly into the distribution lines serving the McAlpine Creek test area or used to charge a 500-kW storage battery. The power and storage scheme will be used in conjunction with residential energy management systems installed during the year including 8,100 new smart meters with pole-mounted and line- mounted digital communications systems. These will be used to collect data for ongoing analysis.

Photograph courtesy of Duke Energy
Posted 23 Jan 2010

Milford Solar
Location: DE
Operator: PSEG Solar Source LLC
Configuration: 15 MW PV
Operation: 2012
System supplier: ??
EPC: juwi
Quick facts: This $50mn PV plant was builit on an 80ac site in Kent County. The installation comprises 62,000 panels on fixed-tilt racking. Milford was developed by juwi and acquired by PSEG in Sep 2012. Production is expected to be 21 GWh/yr, sold to Delaware Municipal Electric Corp. Photo dates to Nov 2012.

Photograph courtesy of juwi
Posted 23 Mar 2013

Pocono Raceway
Location: PA
Operator: Pocono Raceway
Configuration: 3 MWp PV
Operation: 2010
System supplier: First Solar
EPC: enXco, Belectric
Quick facts: Construction started at Pocono in May 2010 and the project was dedicated on 30 Jul 2010. The 25ac site was formerly parking for the 2.5mi racetrack complex. Approximately 40,000 modules were installed.

Photograph courtesy of Belectric
Posted 9 Mar 2011

PSEG Essex
Location: VT
Operator: PSEG Solar Source LLC
Configuration: 3.6 MW PV
Operation: 2014
System supplier: ??
EPC: juwi
Quick facts: This PV plant went online in Oct 2014. It has a 15ac site near Burlingon with 12,000 panels. It has a 25-year power purchase agreement with VEPP as part of the Vermont Sustainably Priced Energy Enterprise Development (SPEED) program.

Photograph courtesy of PSEG
Posted 6 Jun 2015

Roadrunner
Location: NM
Operator: NRG Solar
Configuration: 20 MWp PV
Operation: 2011
System supplier: First Solar
Quick facts: The Roadrunner project went online on 31 Aug 2011 and became the second largest PV plant in New Mexico. The facility was built on a a 210ac, privately-owned parcel of industrial-zoned land near Santa Teresa, about 10mi from El Paso, TX. Plant output is sold to El Paso Electric under a 20yr PPA.

Photograph courtesy of NRG
Posted 5 Sep 2011

Rutland Community Solar
Location: VT
Operator: NRG Solar LLC
Configuration: 150 kWp PV
Operation: 2014
System supplier: ??
EPC: NRG Residential Solar Solutions
Quick facts:This solar array provides power to 50 Green Mountain Power customers who signed-up for the project.

Photograph courtesy of NRG Energy Inc
Posted 19 Jun 2014

Stillwell Terminal
Location: NY
Operator: New York City Transit
Configuration: 210 kWp PV
Operation: 2004
System supplier: RWE Schott
Quick facts: The renovated Stillwell Avenue Terminal serving Coney Island has 60,000ft² of integrated photovoltaic paneled roof. This was the first NYC Transit subway station to use solar energy.

Photograph courtesy of RWE Schott Solar
Posted 24 Jul 2005

Temple Solar
Location: PA
Operator: UGI Energy Services
Configuration: 1 MWp PV
Operation: 2011
System supplier: ??
Quick facts: The Temple Solar Project is on 7ac at the UGI Energy Services propane plant in Ontelaunee Twp, Berks Co. The project cost $5.4mn of which $1.29mn was from state funds originating from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Posted 29 Dec 2012

Utah Red Hills Renewable Park
Location: UT
Operator: Scatec Solar
Configuration: 104 MW PV
Operation: 2015
System supplier: Jinko
EPC: Swinerton
Quick facts: This SPP in Parowan will generate around 210 GWH/yr fed into the grid under a 20yr PPA Rocky Mountain Power. Other partners in the $188mn project included Google and Prudential Capital Group, who provided tax equity and debt financing, respectively. The plant was completed on 11 Dec 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Scatec Solar
Posted 21 Dec 2015

   

Waldorf Solar
Location: MD
Operator: PSEG Solar Source LLC
Configuration: 13.1 MW PV
Operation: 2015
System supplier: ??
EPC: juwi
Quick facts: The 80ac PSEG Waldorf Solar Center uses about 42,000, 310W solar panels. The project has a 20yr PPA with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative.

Photograph courtesy of PSEG
Posted 17 Oct 2015

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 19-Nov-2016

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