The commercial operation of the 7-megawatt (MWAC) Northwest Jacksonville Solar Partners (NWJAX) solar farm in Jacksonville, Florida was announced. The project is located on Arnold Road just north of the Jacksonville International Airport. The project was developed by groSolar and owned by NWJAX and features single axis trackers that track the sun from east to west throughout the day greatly increasing the efficiency of the project.
Throughout the design and construction of the project, groSolar utilized numerous local contractors and small businesses to assist in the development of the project. In addition to the clean energy that the project provides to residents of the City of Jacksonville, the site features wetlands flowage improvements and landscaping designed to positively impact the site and surrounding ecosystem.
“The Northwest Jacksonville Solar Partners Project is an excellent example of how public and private entities can work together to complete a project that will provide significant environmental and economic benefits to the Jacksonville community for years to come,” said Myles Burnsed, groSolar Vice President of Business Development, who led the origination and development of this project.
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.