The Old Midville Solar project is located on 233 acres of a closed dairy farm in Jenkins County, Georgia. The project will provide a valuable local energy source for the area as policy makers promote job growth in a county hard hit by unemployment during the recession.
The 28.2-megawatt (MW) installation is Citizens Energy’s largest solar project to date, and is comprised of 89,661 PhonoSolar solar panels, 11 TMEIC Solar Ware Samurai 1.833 MW inverters, and a ground-mount, tracking GameChange racking system. Commissioned in November 2016, the facility produces over 45 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year, enough to power approximately 3,000 homes and prevent the annual release of over 28,200 tons of carbon dioxide from non-renewable power plants.
The power from this facility is being sold to Georgia Power as part of the utility’s aggressive support for renewable energy. In addition to the environmental benefits of solar energy, low-cost power produced by this facility will benefit all residents and businesses in Jenkins County by increasing tax revenue.
|Owner and Operator||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Developer||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|General Contractor||Alpha Alternative Energy, Annapolis, Md.|
|Electrical Contractor||Horne Brothers, Fayetteville, N.C.|
|Installed Capacity||28.2 MW DC|
|Jobs Created||250 during construction|
|Site Area||233 acres|
|Energy Production||45,000,000 kWh per year|
|CO2 Displacement||28,200 tons per year|
|Mounting Type||Ground-Mount, tracker|
|Inverter Type||Solar Ware Samurai 1.833 MW|
|Module Wattage||315 Watts|