Solar - Harness the Sun

SolAmerica provides turnkey solar energy services to a wide array of commercial, utility and public sector clients. The following Case Studies highlight several SolAmerica projects across select vertical markets.

SolAmerica developed, designed and constructed six solar projects with Duke Energy Renewables totaling 6.07 MW. Each of these projects is under an EPC agreement with Duke and a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power under the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI).

  • Hancock County in Sparta, GA: 1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
  • Decatur County I in Bainbridge, GA: 1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
  • Decatur County II in Bainbridge, GA: 1.07 MW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
  • Wilcox County in Abbeville, GA: 1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
  • Johnson County in Wrightsville, GA: 1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
  • Ware County in Waycross, GA – 1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
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As part of an EPC agreement with OCI Solar Power, SolAmerica developed and constructed this 1 MW commercial solar farm located on 11 acres in Lavonia, Georgia. The array is interconnected to Georgia Power's distribution network and is part of a 20-year PPA under the GPASI. The Lavonia array was the first project completed by OCI in Georgia and is part of Georgia Power's effort to add renewable energy to its energy mix.

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SolAmerica developed, designed and is completing construction on four solar projects with Constellation Energy totaling 2 MW. Each of these projects is under an EPC agreement with Constellation and a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power under the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI).

  • Clay
  • Stewart
  • Pike
  • Terrell (new)
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SolAmerica developed, designed and constructed two solar arrays with NextEra Energy Resources totaling 1.5 MW. All projects are under an EPC agreement with NextEra and a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power under the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI).

The completed projects are:

  • Brooks County in Quitman, GA: 1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Single Axis Tracker Solar Array
  • Baldwin County in Milledgeville, GA (T&S Hardware): 1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
  • Baldwin County in Milledgeville, GA (Colonial Road): 1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
  • Evans County in Claxton, GA: 500 kW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
  • Macon County in Andersonville, GA: 1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Single Axis Tracker Solar Array
  • Randolph County in Shellman, GA: 500 kW DC Ground-Mount, Single Axis Tracker Solar Array
  • Troup County in Pine Mountain, GA: 1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Single Axis Tracker Solar Array
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This 115 kW grid-tied, rooftop array was installed on an industrial building owned by ROOKER in Athens, Georgia. The project is interconnected with Jackson EMC pursuant to a PPA with GreenPower EMC, the umbrella organization of Georgia's EMCs responsible for purchase of renewable energy. Through the PPA, ROOKER was able to increase its property net operating income (NOI).

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SolAmerica has developed and constructed three solar projects with Urban Grid Holdings totaling 3.2 MW. All three projects are under an EPC with Urban Grid. Electricity generated from the roof top project in New Jersey will be sold to Cinemark under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), while the electricity generated from the ground-mounted projects in Allegany County, Maryland will be sold to the County also under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

The three completed projects are:

New Jersey

  • Cooper Towne Center in Somerdale, NJ: 656 kW DC, Fixed-Tilt, Roof-Mounted Solar Array

Maryland

  • Allegany PPG in Cumberland, MD: 1.1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
  • Allegany Darrows in Cresaptown, MD: 1.1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
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SolAmerica constructed two ground-mounted arrays totaling 2.2 MW in Allegany County, Maryland. Both projects are under an EPC agreement with Urban Grid Holdings. Electricity generated by the systems will be sold to the County under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

The two completed projects are:

  • Allegany PPG in Cumberland, MD: 1.1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
  • Allegany Darrows in Cresaptown, MD: 1.1 MW DC Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt Solar Array
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SolAmerica has developed and constructed a 656 kW DC, fixed tilt, roof-mounted array on Cooper Towne Center, a shopping mall in Somerdale, New Jersey, under an EPC agreement with Urban Grid Holdings. Electricity generated by this system will be sold to Cinemark under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

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SolAmerica provided a 200 kW ground-mounted, turnkey solar power solution that included assistance with securing a PPA with TVA, a project feasibility study, and all engineering, procurement, and construction related to the project. The design for this project included a unique element. Daikin is the manufacturer of ZEFFLE™ fluorocoating technology used in solar panels. SolAmerica designed the array to allow for PV energy production comparisons between monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin film panels via a state-of-the-art DECK monitoring system. At the time of completion, Daikin's ground-mounted array was the largest commercial array in Alabama.

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Georgia

SolAmerica Energy developed and constructed two solar projects totaling 2 MW in the state of Georgia with SunEdison, under 20-year Power Purchase Agreements with Georgia Power pursuant to the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative.

The completed projects are:

  • Sam Nunn Farms in Perry, GA: 1 MW Ground Mount
  • Milliken & Company Plant in Alma, GA: 1 MW Ground Mount

Maryland

In Maryland, SolAmerica Energy provided design and construction services for the 2 MW ground-mounted solar array under an Engineering, Procurement & Construction ("EPC") agreement with SunEdison. The project is part of a 10 MW solar development at Nixon Farms, a 67-acre site in Howard County.

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SolAmerica and Citizens Energy completed four solar projects totaling 5.1 MW in various locations in the state of Georgia in 2014, each under 20-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Georgia Power. SolAmerica managed 100% of the site development, design construction, interconnection and commissioning of the project and is performing ongoing operations and maintenance of all four sites.

The completed projects are:

  • Taylor County Industrial Park in Butler, GA: 2 MW Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt
  • Cook County Farms in Lenox, GA: 1.5 MW Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt
  • Terrell County Industrial Park in Dawson, GA: 1 MW Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt
  • Goolsby Farms in Sasser, GA: 1 MW Ground-Mount, Fixed-Tilt

SolAmerica developed, designed and constructed all four projects. Citizens Solar, a division of Citizens Energy Corp., financed and will own these projects as part of a larger portfolio.

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SolAmerica was engaged by HP to design, plan and conduct a financial feasibility study for a 350 kW rooftop solar array on HP's data center in Suwanee, Georgia. As part of this project, SolAmerica worked with HP on project conception, planning, design, site assessment, technical and financial feasibility analysis, equipment selection, and pre-construction services. SolAmerica worked with a multi-disciplinary team from HP's information technology, real estate and financial departments. The solar energy produced by the array offsets HP's power bill for the facility.

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This 53 kW grid-tied array was constructed at McKenney's LEED Gold corporate headquarters building in Atlanta. McKenney's is using the solar energy onsite to offset greater than 13 percent of its electrical demand. In addition to the energy cost savings generated by the project, McKenney's also achieved additional LEED points by implementing the solar project.

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SolAmerica Energy developed and constructed two rooftop solar projects totaling 275 kW for CORO. The first project was a 175 kW grid-tied, rooftop array installed on a newly renovated, freestanding office/showroom building managed by CORO Realty Advisors, LLC in Norcross, Georgia. CORO is selling the solar power to Georgia Power pursuant to the utility's SP-1 Solar tariff, creating additional operating income for the property. The second project was a 100 kW project on the rooftop of a Restoration Hardware store at Perimeter Station in Dunwoody, Georgia. SolAmerica worked with CORO to obtain a PPA with GPASI.

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