Solar Power Plants in the USA - Midwest
Operator: Exelon Corp
Configuration: 10 MWp PV
System supplier: SunPower
Quick facts: Exelon City Solar is on a 41ac brownfield site in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood. It is the largest urban solar power plant in the USA with 32,292 PV panels using SunPower tracking systems. The project cost $60mn.
Photograph courtesy of Exelon
Ferguson Data Center
Operator: Emerson Electric Co
Configuration: 100 kWp PV
System supplier: ??
EPC: Fox Architects, Emerson, Musick Construction, Clive Samuels & Associates, Technology Site Planners
Quick facts: At completion, this PV system was considered the world's largest of its kind. The solar system is on a new $50mn, 35,000ft² data center that supports 250 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. Principal construction was completed in Jul 2009 and the facility was awarded LEED Gold certification in 2010.
Photograph courtesy of Emerson Electric Co
Fujifilm North KC
Operator: Fujifilm North America Corp
Configuration: 60 kW PV
System supplier: Conergy
Quick facts: This installation at Fujifilm's Graphic Systems Division in North Kansas City has 216 modules with PH 235P panels. Annual production wll be about 60,000 kWh.
Photograph courtesy of Conergy
Posted 12 Aug 2012
Operator: Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center
Configuration: 30 kWp PV
System supplier: Unisolar
Quick facts: The 25,000 sq ft MAREC facility is believed to be the first commercial project in the world to integrate fuel cell technology, a heat recovery system for heating and air conditioning, photovoltaics and a nickel metal hydride battery storage system to store excess energy.
Photograph courtesy of MAREC
Photograph courtesy of Ford Motor Corp
Photograph courtesy of Green Energy Ohio
University of Toledo Photograph courtesy of University of Toledo
Photograph courtesy of University of Toledo
Operator: PSEG Solar
Configuration: 12 MWp PV
System supplier: First Solar
Quick facts: When dedicated by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and other guests in Aug 2010, this was the largest solar installation the state. It has 159,000 panels on an 80ac site. AEP subsidiaries, Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power have a long-term agreement with PSEG Solar Source to purchase the electricity generated at the farm. The plant links to the grid at the Upper Sandusky Substation via a 4mi tie-line.
Photograph courtesy of PSEG
Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data BaseUpdated 12-Aug-2012