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Pa. gives $5.5M to help build large solar plant

Post Time:Jul 17,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:248

A proposed solar power installation in northeast Pennsylvania is receiving a $5.5 million check from the state government.

A state financing authority approved the money for the Carbon County project on Tuesday. It is using money from a $650 million alternative energy fund championed by Gov. Ed Rendell and approved by the Legislature last year.

The project is about 70 miles north of Philadelphia and is on track to become the state´s largest solar photovoltaic power plant and one of the nation´s largest.

It is designed to generate 10 megawatts, or enough power for about 1,450 homes, from 43,000 ground-mounted solar panels that follow the sun.

The $78 million project is being developed by suburban Philadelphia-based Green Energy Capital Partners on 134 acres in Nesquehoning Borough.

Source: ForbesAuthor: shangyi

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