Conti Solar building 21-MW plant in Rhode Island for Southern Sky
Work on the Gold Medal Farms solar project in Rhode Island. Source: Conti Solar
US engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Conti Solar said on Monday that it is working on the 21.3-MW Gold Meadow Farms solar project in Rhode Island, developed by Southern Sky Renewable Energy.
The solar project spans some 100 acres (40.5 hectares) of uneven terrain in Cranston, with around 53,000 solar panels and 130 string inverters to be installed. Its estimated completion should occur in early 2019.
Conti Solar said that the Gold Meadow Farms is one of more than 45 MW of projects that the company is currently working on in the ocean state. Earlier this month, it announced an EPC deal with Southern Sky that covers a portfolio of five projects totalling 35 MW, including brownfield, landfill and greenfield photovoltaic (PV) facilities in the towns of Warwick, Cranston and Johnston in central Rhode Island.
Gold Meadow Farms is meant to generate solar energy for the City of Providence, reduce energy costs and contribute to the state's Clean Energy Portfolio. Rhode Island aims to increase the amount of clean energy in the state to 1 GW by the end of 2020.