ESA Renewables Completes Solar Farm Construction in North Carolina
ESA’s Cherokee County solar energy generating facility ready for grid-connection
Lake Mary, FL., October 5, 2011 – ESA Renewables, a leading turnkey solar system provider, announced this week the completion of its solar photovoltaic energy generating system in Murphy, North Carolina.
The 999 kW solar array is located the tight-knit community of Murphy in the heart of Cherokee Country, North Carolina.
Situated on approximately five acres, almost 4,500 ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar modules which will produce estimated 1.3 million kilowatt-hours each year. This is enough to power more than 150 average sized homes.
Additionally, grid-connectivity allows the PV system to reduce carbon emissions of 936 tons of CO2 a year, which is the equivalent of 4,681 trees sequestered annually.
“The positive impact that this photovolatic system has had, and will continue to have on the community, the environment, and the movement towards green energy is something in which everyone involved in seeing it to fruition can be extremely proud,” said Jeffrey Burkett, President of ESA Renewables.
The installation of this clean energy project has had a large impact through job creation. Approximately 10 construction workers, supervisors, electricians and engineers have been employed since its inception.
The farm was designed, engineered, procured, constructed (EPC) and managed by ESA. ESA will operate and maintain the farm for the duration of the 10-year contract.
About ESA Renewables, LLC:
Located in Lake Mary, FL, ESA Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the industry providing turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of over 475 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. ESA’s scope of services includes financing, engineering, construction, testing and operation and maintenance. With headquarters in Castellon Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, France and Italy. For more information about ESA Renewables, LLC, please visit http://www.esarenewables.com or call 407-268-6455.