Amadeus Solar Farm
The $35 million, privately funded project will generate 35 megawatts of clean, renewable electric power. It is enough to serve up to 6,500 Pennsylvania households annually. The 400+ acre Amadeus solar farm site is situated in Western PA.
Amadeus Solar Farm will make a substantial contribution to the state renewable energy portfolio and will enable local utilities and industries to harness the clean energy generated.
Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards: The state of Pennsylvaniahas set a commitment to develop 8% of the electricity used in state from renewable sources by 2026, with a 5.5% carveout to come from solar energy specifically. The Amadeus Solar Farm will assist in meeting that goal.
Decades of proven operation: Tens of millions of solar panels, operating hundreds of millions of hours, have been installed across the United States and the world over the past 30 years. The efficiency of panels and inverters (something that converts the electricity into the standard that comes out of your electrical outlets) has improved five-fold over the past several years and the costs have plummeted. Large-scale solar energy farms are now one of the lowest cost electricity sources.
Jobs and capital investment: The solar farm will bring significant jobs and investment to the local economy. Many Pennsylvania based firms are already currently working on the project in its development phase, and it is expected that up to 150 people will be employed during the approximately nine month construction phase expected to begin in 2023. Once the facility begins operations,it will provide high-wage, family-sustaining jobs and will also rely on several local vendors during its entire operational life.
Clean energy for Pennsylvania: The solar farm will produce enough energy for roughly 6,500 households annually.