CPV completes massive solar project on former Pennsylvania coal mine

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Competitive Power Ventures’ (CPV) affiliate CPV Renewable Power announced that CPV Maple Hill Solar, a 100-MWAC solar power generation facility in Portage Township, Pennsylvania, has completed construction and successfully entered operations. The solar farm, located on the site of a former coal mine, consists of over 235,000 panels and was constructed by Gemma Power Systems as part of CPV’s growing portfolio of utility-scale renewable projects in operation, construction and development.

“Completion of the CPV Maple Hill Solar project is a tremendous milestone for our company as we continue our efforts to help lead the energy transition by bringing new low- or zero-carbon resources online,” said Sean Finnerty, executive VP of renewable power for CPV. “We are thankful to have had the support of the Township of Portage and Cambria County throughout the development and construction process and look forward to continuing to be a part of this community for many years to come as we deliver clean energy to the region.”

The CPV Maple Hill Solar facility, which uses bifacial solar panels and single-axis tracking to maximize energy production, is expected to generate approximately 185,000 MWh of zero emissions electricity annually.

“We are very pleased to see the CPV Maple Hill Solar complete construction and enter operations,” said Ben Selapack, representing the Township Supervisors. “Portage Township is proud to have worked with CPV to repurpose former coal- and timber-stripped land to create what is now the largest solar facility in the state.”

CPV Maple Hill Solar, one of CPV’s three utility-scale solar projects in construction in 2023, is the first to enter operation and joins five operating wind projects in the company’s renewable portfolio alongside nearly 4 GW of additional renewable projects in development.

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