Longroad Energy starts construction on Maine’s largest solar project

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renewable energy developer long road energy Funded and began construction on the Three Corners Solar Project in Kennebec County, Maine. The approximately $200 million project has been in development for five years and will be the largest solar project in Maine when completed in late 2023 or early 2024.

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Longroad Energy Chief Development Officer and Scarborough resident Matt Kearns said: “You don’t get a $200 million project every day in Maine. The Mills administration has fostered an attractive environment for investment in renewable energy. It will be an important resource to help us reach our goals and provide significant economic benefits to Kennebec County and the region.”

The gross output from the project will be purchased by EDF Energy Services through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). EDF Energy Services will use the renewable energy generated by the project to supply its New England corporate customer loads. The PPA set a record as the largest corporate PPA in the New England power grid ever signed. By providing capacity for the ISO-NE system, Three Corners Solar will also contribute to the reliability of the Maine and New England power grids.

“This transaction demonstrates EDF Energy Services’ continued commitment to helping commercial customers meet their renewable power supply needs and sustainability initiatives. Sharing, we are committed and proud to help our customers navigate this environment and select compelling renewable energy products that can help them achieve their goals.”

In addition to generating approximately $8 million in property taxes for host communities and Maine, Three Corners Solar has committed to several community contributions, including:

  • $100,000 ($5,000 per year) to local scholarship programs and charities over the project’s 20-year lifespan.
  • Provides $100,000 to Unity College to fund internships and faculty and student research opportunities on renewable energy.
  • $25,000 to the Sebascock Regional Land Trust to support conservation efforts.

The project protects approximately 1,875 acres of primarily forested land, protecting high-value wetlands, wintering grounds for deer, migratory habitat for inland waterfowl, and critical terrestrial habitat. .

This project uses the Series 6/6+ module provided by US based. first solarsingle-axis tracker technology next tracker Inverter from power electronicsThe project will be interconnected to the central main power system.

Longroad’s affiliate, Longroad Energy Services, is an asset manager and operator that will provide remote monitoring services to the project over the long term from its remote operations center in Scarborough.

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