150 homes to get solar power by year-end

November 22nd, 2013, Published in Articles: Energize

Half Moon Ventures has announced the ground-breaking of its first stand-alone utility scale solar energy project in the city of Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA. The EPC contract was awarded to S&C Electric Company for the construction of the project, which is expected to enter into service by the end of the year. The solar energy facility will be the state’s first solar energy project that directly connects to the power grid, and it will help meet Wisconsin’s goal of 10% of its power coming from renewable sources by 2015. The company will take the lead on the project by engineering, procuring and constructing the balance of plant and utility interconnection. To reduce costs and lead times, the company’s 25 kV system VI switchgear will be used as the interconnection solution between the solar farm and the state’s electrical distribution system. Once online the solar project will generate more than 1,5-million kWh of clean energy annually, enough to power approximately 150 homes.

Contact Roger Martin, Eberthardt Martin, Tel 011 288-0000, marle@ebm.co.za

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