Conergy and Sanyo, Frisco, Texas, are collaborating on a 1.1MW solar energy installation that will transform a 4.5-acre sedimentation basin into a clean energy generation plant to create green jobs, alleviate congestion on the grid, and produce clean, renewable energy that will save Aqua Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr, Pa., $77,000 a year on its energy bill.
The project — known as Ingram's Mill Farm — is slated to produce around 1,300,500 kilowatt hours of peak-time energy a year for the treatment and transportation of water for hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. The solar farm will also alleviate congestion on the PJM grid, resulting in savings to consumers by reducing line losses and congestion charges. PJM is a regional transmission organization (RTO) that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity across 13 states and Washington, D.C. When completed, Ingram’s Mill Farm will be one of the largest solar farms on the East Coast. Construction is slated for completion as early as the end of this year.