By Editors of Power Engineering
Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, and Central Virginia Electric Cooperative announced the development of two 5 MW solar electric generating facilities along the Interstate 64 corridor. Combined, they represent the largest solar projects dedicated to an electric distribution cooperative in the state.
“Electric cooperatives are a priority customer class for Coronal,” said Danny Van Clief, chief commercial officer of Coronal Energy. “We understand and respect their mission to deliver affordable, reliable power to their members, as well as the commitment they make to community stewardship. Solar energy represents a strong fit with all aspects of this mission, and CVEC’s decision to add solar to its supply mix represents that.”
Power produced by the 41-acre, 5 MW Palmer Solar Center in Troy and the 35-acre, 5 MW Martin Solar Center in Kents Store will be purchased by CVEC via 25-year power purchase agreements, while Coronal Energy continues to own and operate the facilities upon completion in November 2017.