NextEra unit proposing 40 MW of solar projects in Maine - report
Solar park. Photo by: NextEra Energy Resources (www.nexteraenergyresources.com).
A unit of renewable energy producer NextEra Energy Resources LLC intends to build 40 MW of solar power plants in Maine and submit one of the projects for approval this month, the Press Herald reports.
Winslow Solar LLC plans to build a 20-MW facility in the town of Clinton, Kennebec County, investing USD 30 million (EUR 25.8m) in the scheme that will be filed with local regulators soon. The photovoltaic (PV) panels will cover an area of 150 acres and is expected to be commissioned at the end of 2019, Aaron Svedlow, project director for solar development, told the newspaper.
According to the report, NextEra is seeking permission for another solar project of a similar size in the town of Fairfield. The proposed plant will also require USD 30 million and has the same commissioning schedule. If constructed it will be able to supply enough electricity for about 7,000 households.
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