Delaware Utility Fires Up Solar Power Array

Aug 22, 2013


Delaware Electric Cooperative turned on its brand new 4-megawatt solar power array on Trap Pond Road in Georgetown yesterday.

The 20-acre field of solar panels cost $14 million and is the first such site in Delaware that is owned and operated by a utility.

There are two other solar arrays in the state.

One is the 10-megawatt Dover SUNpark and the other is the 12-megawatt Milford Solar Farm.

The solar project is part of the effort in Delaware to produce 25 percent of the state’s power from renewable sources by 2025.

3.5 percent of that must come from solar power.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that 10 percent of the utility’s power comes from renewable sources most of which is wind.