Emissions, On-Site Power, Renewables, Solar, Water Treatment

Solar powers water treatment plant in Florida

Solar module manufacturer, Suniva Inc., is now powering Florida’s first-of-its-kind solar powered water treatment plant, in the city of Coleman.

Engineering firm, Mittauer and Associates; general contractor, ECO-2000 Inc.;  and solar installer, JSG Solar assisted Suniva with the project.  

“The talented team applied for and received renewable energy grant money for this energy saving solar power system,” said Jerry Guthmiller, president, JSG Solar, Inc. “This system is the first of its kind in the state, making it a poster child for Florida – one of the sunniest states in our nation.”

Previously, Suniva’s 5-MW array powered the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) waste water treatment center in Maryland; and the 1.9-MW water reclamation facility in Cary, North Carolina.

“We’ve seen a real uptick in the amount of solar powered water treatment and waste water treatment facilities. We’re happy to see that municipalities of all sizes are recognizing the value of renewable energy,” said Matt Card, vice president global sales and marketing, Suniva.  

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