GE to Provide 23-Megawatts of Solar Power Equipment to Largest Solar Farm in Midwest
GE announced an agreement to supply 23 megawatts (MW) of advanced solar equipment to Invenergy, for installation at its Grand Ridge Solar project in Illinois. When completed in mid-2012, Grand Ridge Solar will be the largest solar farm in the Midwest.
The Grand Ridge Solar site is located in La Salle County, Ill., adjacent to the company's Grand Ridge Wind project ("Grand Ridge Wind"). Invenergy, a leading clean energy company and the nation's largest independent wind power generation company, owns and operates Grand Ridge Wind, where 140 of GE's 1.5 MW series wind turbines are providing 210 MW of power.
"As we look to continue the expansion of our clean energy portfolio, advancements in technology have made solar a more competitive solution," said Michael Polsky, Invenergy
's president and chief executive officer. "Having installed over 1,500 of GE's wind turbines at projects across the United States, integrating GE's solar technology
is a natural fit."
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