EDF Renewables North America has entered into an agreement with Luminace, a Brookfield Renewable company, by which Luminace will acquire a 21.6MWdc portfolio of three community solar projects. The three Maine projects include Overlook Solar in Bristol, Tower Solar in Embden, and Green Mile Solar in Woolwich. EDF Renewables developed the projects and will continue to perform the role as EPC contractor throughout the construction phase. Luminace will be the long-term owner and operator of each project. The three projects are expected to generate 27,600MWh of low-carbon energy annually, enough to power approximately 8,400 homes in Maine.
This is equivalent to avoiding over 19,560 tonnes of CO₂ emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from over 4,200 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year. “Luminace is pleased to partner with EDF Renewables in expanding our nationwide community solar footprint with the addition of these 21.6MW Maine community solar projects,” said Brendon Quinlivan, Senior Vice-president, Distributed Generation. “This latest acquisition is an important step in our growth strategy across the US to bring clean energy solutions to our valued customers, as well as the evolving value propositions offered via Community Solar market expansion.” Peter Bay, Vice President of Project Development for EDF Renewables’ Distribution-Scale Power division said, “EDF Renewables is proud to bring additional clean renewable energy to Maine and contribute to the state’s economic growth. We look forward to future opportunities with Luminace to further our 14-year history of projects in Maine.”
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