Wednesday, June 29, 2011
As Brasstown's newest solar farm is commissioned, thirty-six area residents are employed
Lake Mary, FL June 28, 2011 – ESA Renewables, LLC, a leading turnkey solar system provider, created thirty-six local jobs in the Brasstown, NC area for the construction and operation of their 1MW solar installation.
The Brasstown solar array benefits the community in a two-fold way. It has brought work for local citizens and it provides clean solar energy which is sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The 1MW solar farm is estimated to generate 1.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, which is enough to power more than 150 average sized homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 1,600 tons annually. This is equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of more than 167,000 gallons of gasoline.
"The installation of this solar project has had and will continue to have a large community impact in many ways, specifically through job creation," said Jeffrey Burkett, president of ESA Renewables. "Thirty-six local construction workers, supervisors, electricians and engineers have been employed since its inception."
The solar farm is located on a 5 acre parcel in Brasstown, North Carolina. This solar array consists of 4,242 Canadian Solar silicon solar modules and was completed in just one month, a comparatively quick amount of time. The solar project is visible from one of the main roads in the area, Highway 64.
The farm was designed, engineered, procured, constructed and managed by ESA Renewables, LLC. ESA will operate and maintain the farm for the duration of the 10-year contract.
About ESA Renewables, LLC
Located in Lake Mary, FL, ESA Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the industry providing turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of over 475 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. ESA’s scope of services for these projects include financing, engineering, construction, procurement, commissioning and long term operation and maintenance. With headquarters in Castellon Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, Puerto Rico, France and Italy. For more information about ESA Renewables, LLC, please visit www.esarenewables.com or call 407-536-5346.