ESA Renewables completes construction of 1-MW solar PV farm in Murphy, North Carolina; Tennessee Valley Authority buying power output for local grid

Rachel Carter

Rachel Carter

Jul 15, 2011 – ESA Renewables

LAKE MARY, Florida , July 15, 2011 (press release) – North Carolina solar farm quickly begins to generate clean energy through efficient installation.

ESA Renewables, LLC, a leading turnkey solar system provider, has completed a 1MW solar farm in North Carolina in just two and one-half weeks.

The 1MW solar farm is installed on Wingate Road in Murphy, North Carolina. The installation consists of approximately 4,340 ground-mounted Canadian Solar modules.

"Prior to construction, ESA needed to move 26-feet of dirt to level the site for optimal positioning of the solar array. For another company, this might have been considered a difficult solar installation, but our team managed just fine," said Jeffrey Burkett, president of ESA Renewables.

The PV system will produce an estimated 1.3 million kilowatt-hours each year. This clean energy is enough to power more than 150 average sized homes. Using the solar energy generated from this solar installation reduces carbon emissions by 936 tons of CO2 a year - the equivalent of 4,681 trees sequestered annually.

"ESA Renewables prides itself in providing working turnkey systems in the most efficient way possible," added Burkett. "This project is further proof of ESA's commitment to making 'going solar' easy."

The solar farm was designed, engineered, procured, constructed and managed by ESA Renewables, LLC. It created 26 local jobs for this small community of less than 2,000 residents. All of the power generated will be sold back to the Tennessee Valley Authority providing power to the local utility grid. 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 400 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. ESA’s scope of services for these projects include financing, engineering, construction, procurement and commissioning and long term operation and maintenance. With headquarters in Castellon Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, Puerto Rico, France and Italy. For more information about ESA Renewables, LLC, please visit www.esarenewables.com or call 407-536-5346.

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