2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 19:02:03 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Philadelphia (PA) solar yard
Philadelphia brownfield to get solar power plant
Former Philadelphia industrial site to be home to solar power plant that 
could power 200 homes

Associated Press
CNN Money
April 29, 2008:

It's not always sunny in Philadelphia, but the city is getting a solar 
power plant.

Exelon Generation Co., a unit of Exelon Corp. in Chicago, is joining 
forces with Epuron LLC to build, operate and sell energy from the plant 
in South Philadelphia.

At a cost of $8 million to $12 million, the 1- to 1.4-megawatt solar 
power plant will be built on six to eight acres of brownfields _ or 
idle, contaminated land. About 6,000 to 8,000 solar photovoltaic panels 
will generate enough juice to power 200 homes a year.

The plant will break ground in the third quarter and should be up and 
running by year's end. Epuron will build the plant and Exelon will buy 
the electricity for release to the grid.


The site of the new solar plant is in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

The city has been enticing industrial, commercial, research and military 
companies to the shipyard since it closed in 1996. The 1,200-acre site 
in South Philadelphia is home to a commercial shipyard and corporate 
offices, plus a small fleet of retired Navy ships.


For the entire story, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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