A Step Closer to Providing Zero-carbon Electricity at Scale

A Step Closer to Providing Zero-carbon Electricity at Scale

By Energy CIO Insights | Thursday, January 31, 2019

In the solar energy market, developing countries like India and China have a predominant role to play. They overtake the developed countries through emerging resources like coal and other renewable resources.

Apex Clean Energy is a North American-based company that operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities. It is the national leader in the wind and solar sector with a high focus on solar storage systems. More than 200 renewable energy experts have been in the organization to create solutions for solar energy customers. According to Apex Clean Energy, energy makes the growth possible. Recently, the company acquired four solar projects in Virginia from SolUnesco for around 442.5MW. SolUnesco, the U.S-based renewable energy developer, leverages local boots and local knowledge.

According to the deal between Apex Clean Energy and SolUnesco, the company takes over solar projects including150MW Carvers Creek, 150MW Red Brick, and 12.5MW Rivanna. All the solar projects are situated near Commonwealth. The power generated in the solar projects at Virginia provides enough electricity for up to 72,000 U.S. homes. Solar energy production directly from solar farms offers many benefits as it eliminates harmful pollutants and reduces carbon emission. Producing solar energy directly from the solar farms helps in increasing the city’s revenue too.

Apex Clean Energy’s president and CEO Mark Goodwin says, “Apex continuously seeks to grow our utility-scale wind and solar pipeline based on projects with the greatest potential to meet rapidly expanding market demand.” The electricity produced in the solar projects has been sold to the larger companies who are in need of electricity from direct solar farms. Google has invested in solar energy to support its new data center operations at Southeast. The output of several solar farms equals 65,000 home rooftop solar systems.

Individual people can lease their land to large companies that make involvement at solar power panels. Solar energy does not make noise, and it does not impact the neighbors.

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