They’re walkin’ on sunshine in Wyandot Co.

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NEWARK, N.J. — The 12-megawatt PSEG Wyandot Solar Farm, in Wyandot County, Ohio, has begun commercial operation.

It is the largest solar installation operating in Ohio and the largest solar farm yet completed by PSEG Solar Source.

80 acres

The Wyandot facility comprises of 160,000 ground-mounted thin film solar panels on 80 acres of land. The facility output is being provided to AEP subsidiaries, Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power Company through a power purchase agreement.

Local contractors

PSEG Solar Source owns the solar farm and is a subsidiary of the Newark, N.J.-based diversified energy company, PSEG. The company worked closely with the Wyandot Economic Development office to maximize local business participation in the project.

juwi solar Inc. (JSI) was the engineering, procurement and construction contractor and developed the Wyandot Solar Farm. Vaughn Industries, a Wyandot County-based construction company, was the subcontractor.

JSI is initially operating the plant for PSEG Solar Source.

On Aug. 19, PSEG Solar Source will host a formal dedication ceremony onsite to coincide with that the Wyandot Economic Development Office’s annual dinner.

PSEG Solar Source also owns a 2-megawatt solar farm in Hackettstown, NJ, serving the adjacent Mars Chocolate factory and is nearing completion of a 15-megawatt facility in Jacksonville, Fla., with the output of that plant being provided to the Jacksonville Electric Authority.

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