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Delaware Electric Cooperative Expands Solar Farm

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Delaware Electric Cooperative is expanding Bruce Henry Solar Farm near Georgetown.

It has signed an agreement with Constellation that provides doubling the size of the 23 acre facility.

WBOC reports that Exelon which is owned by Constellation is building a 17-acre addition to the solar farm.

The Co-op is committed to buy the clean energy from the facility for the next 25 years.

The expansion is expected to add power for an additional 400 homes allowing the facility to produce electricity for nearly 1-thousand homes.

Just over 5 million kilowatt hours should be generated in the first year.

Another 40 temporary jobs are expected from the project.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.