W.S 16.5-acre landfill site just outside of Philadelphia.This solar power plant is Pennsylvanias first utility scale plant and the nation's largest solar photovoltaic (PV) generation project east of the Mississippi River. It features 17,000 crystalline panels which convert sunlight into electricity.
The estimated annual production is 3,700,000 kWh, reducing yearly CO2 emissions by four million pounds, NOx emissions by over 9,000 pounds, and SOx emissions by 28,000 pounds. This is the equivalent of planting 25 acres of trees per year for 20 years.
"This agreement is another important step in our effort to bring renewable, low-carbon energy to the marketplace. Along with nuclear power, energy efficiency, and other renewable sources, solar power is an important part of our companys efforts to address climate change," said Ken Cornew, President, Exelon Power Team.
"Conergy and its Epuron division are proud to be the designer and developer of this landmark project. This project firmly establishes utility scale solar power plants in Pennsylvania and the entire Eastern United States," said Sarah Hetznecker, Director of Project Development for Conergy US. "This project is the result of a successful partnership between Exelon Generation, Waste Management and the Conergy team, and a major step towards energy independence and greenhouse gas reduction."
Conergy's Projects Group (formerly SunTechnics) provided design, engineering and installation for the system. EPURON provided financing for the project. Exelon Generation, LLC is purchasing the power and renewable energy credits through a long-term power purchase agreement.