juwi Solar Begins Construction On Two U.S. PV Installations

juwi solar Inc. (JSI), the U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based juwi Group, has begun construction on two large free-field photovoltaic installations in Ohio and Florida.

Theprojects include the Wyandot Solar Energy Generation Facility, a 12 MWsolar power plant in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. When completed, this projectis expected to generate approximately 15.8 million kWh of electricalenergy per year. In June, AEP Ohio executed an agreement to purchaseall renewable energy and associated renewable energy certificates(RECs) generated from the facility over a 20-year period.

JSIhas also begun construction on a 15 MW solar power plant located inJacksonville, Fla. This facility is expected to generate approximately22.4 million kWh of electricity per year. In May 2009, municipallyowned utility JEA agreed to purchase all renewable energy and RECsgenerated from the facility over a 30-year period.

Both projects are scheduled to reach commercial operation by the summer of next year, JSI says.

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