PSEG Solar Source Comes to Vermont with 3.6 MW Solar Farm Acquisition from Juwi Solar


PSEG Solar Source announces the acquisition of a 3.6 MW solar farm currently under development by Juwi Solar. Located outside Burlington, Vermont, the solar farm will be the largest in the state, and brings PSEG’s portfolio to over 110 MW.

PSEG Solar Source, which just recently acquired a solar facility in Texas from Juwi Solar, today announced that it will acquire the ERWR Whitcomb Farm Solar project, also from Juwi Solar (JSI). The facility, which will now be known as the PSEG Essex Solar Energy Center, has a 25-year power purchase agreement with Vermont Electric Power Producers, Inc. as part of the Vermont sustainably priced energy enterprise development program. During JSI’s ownership of the project, it advanced the development work previously performed by Encore Redevelopment, Walden Renewables, and Whitcomb-Smith Solar.

The PSEG Essex Solar Energy Center is located roughly four miles northeast of Burlington, Vermont, and has a capacity of 3.6 MW. This will be the largest array in the state when completed, producing roughly 1 MW more than the Coventry Landfill project currently under construction.

The acquisition will increase PSEG’s portfolio to 110 MW. It is the ninth solar project for PSEG, which also has projects in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas.

“Our solar plants in operation or in development span the United States from Vermont to California and from Ohio to Florida. We are actively working with a number of developers to acquire additional projects to add to our growing portfolio,” said Diana Drysdale, president of PSEG Solar Source.

JSI will stay on as the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for the project and will operate the facility for PSEG Solar Source upon completion. Construction is expected to begin this month and will be completed later this year. When completed, the facility will feature approximately 12,000 solar panels on a fixed-tilt racking system.

“JSI is proud to build our first solar energy facility in Vermont,” noted Michael Martin, president of JSI. “Given its location within the Whitcomb family property, which has continued to be a productive farming operation since its inception in 1867, this project exemplifies the opportunity to complement agricultural land use with renewable energy generation.”