The ground-mounted installation will consist of 12,672 panels and is expected to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to the planting of more than 1,600,000 pine trees or avoiding the use of more than seven million gallons of gasoline over the next two decades. The project was developed by NextSun Energy and will be engineered and constructed by Gehrlicher Solar America Corp.
Construction of the project began in March 2013. When completed in late June of this year, the expected annual output of 4,800 MWh will help provide the town with predictable, low-cost electricity rates over the next 20 years.
Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., an affiliate of Washington Gas Light Co. and a unit of WGL Holdings, design-builds and owns custom energy solutions that deliver financial, operational and carbon reduction results for non-residential customers across the U.S.
Since 1994, Gehrlicher has developed, financed, constructed and operated over 350 MWp of projects in almost 20 countries. Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. has North American headquarters in Springfield, N.J. and specializes in the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and finance of commercial solar projects for its customers. In addition to its EPC business, GSAC operates a wholesale business which supplies solar modules, inverters, and proprietary components to residential and small commercial installers.