EPURON and Exelon Break Ground in Pennsylvania

Ground has been broken on the Exelon-EPURON Solar Center in Pennsylvania. When completed, the solar plant will produce approximately 3,700 megawatt-hours of power annually, which is enough to meet the energy requirements of approximately 400 homes.

The facility is owned by EPURON LLC, a subsidiary of Conergy AG. Another Pennsylvania-based Conergy subsidiary, Conergy Systems USA, formerly SunTechnics, will build the solar center.

Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell said multi-million-dollar renewable energy projects like this one reinforce Pennsylvania’s leadership in one of the nation’s fastest growing industries and highlight the potential for jobs and economic development.

“We are pleased to begin construction of the largest East Coast solar energy facility, and the fourth largest in the U.S.,” said Arndt E. Lutz, EPURON general manager. “This project will be the first of many in Pennsylvania that will help meet the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard that the commonwealth had the vision to implement. It is our goal to develop and build solar energy in Pennsylvania for many years to come. We would like to express our thanks to the Governor, state legislature, Exelon and Waste Management for making this project happen.”

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