Phono Solar, a global provider of integrated solar solutions, delivered 90,000 solar PV modules (315-W, 72-cell) to Citizens Energy, a Boston-based not-for-profit energy developer, who is the owner and operator of this newly-commissioned site in Jenkins County, Ga.
“Phono Solar was delighted to partner with Citizens on this project, making it possible to provide years of clean energy and tax revenue for the local economy,” said Bob Onofrey, Vice President of Sales for Phono Solar. Phono Solar has developed innovative technology targeted towards the renewable energy industry, and now possesses a diversified portfolio of high-performance technologies designed for the micro-grid, residential and commercial solar PV markets.
Alpha Energy, a leading community scale wind and solar provider, supplied the general contracting work for the 28-MW DC site, employing one-third of the workers from local unions.
“The appetite for solar in Georgia has been steadily increasing. With current local infrastructure, state incentives and interconnection availability, Georgia is an ideal candidate for truly impactful solar projects,” said Brian Morrissey, Managing Director of Citizens Energy. Georgia Power will be the site energy off-taker through a power purchase agreement.
The 28MW DC site in Jenkins County has now been commissioned and is producing power. Upon completion of the installation, Morrissey noted that “Phono Solar’s high efficiency product, schedule flexibility and logistical execution made them a reliable partner for a project of this size.”
Founded in 1979 by Joseph P. Kennedy II, Citizens Energy uses its for-profit subsidiaries to support charitable energy programs for low-income households.
— Solar Builder magazine