RES breaks ground on 160-MW bifacial solar farm in Georgia

The Southern Oak Solar Project in the state of Georgia. Source: RES

March 21 (Renewables Now) - UK-based Renewable Energy Systems, also known as RES Group, has initiated construction work on what it says is America’s largest bifacial solar project to date.

More specifically, RES is building the Southern Oak Solar Project that was developed by Invenergy in the US state of Georgia. The Chicago-based company secured the needed construction financing for the project in January.

RES will install bifacial modules manufactured by Longi Solar and installed them on a single axis tracker racking system supplied by NEXTracker. The construction phase will create more than 400 jobs. Completion of the facility is expected by the end of the year.

The Southern Oak solar plant will sell its output, including all the renewable energy credits and environmental attributes, to local utility Georgia Power under its Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) programme.

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