Delaware to build new solar park; jobs to be created

Named the Dover SUN Park, the utility-scale plant will be built on 103 acres in the Garrison Oak Technology Park. It is said the project will create between 100 and 150 jobs and supply enough clean power to serve 1,300 homes.

The signing of a key power purchase agreement between the City of Dover, Delmarva Power, Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility and LS Power, paved the way for construction to begin. When completed the project will be one of the mid-Atlantic region’s biggest solar energy power plants.

The city of Dover has signed a 20-year agreement to purchase all of the energy produced by the park and a portion of the Solar Renewable Energy Credits. It is said that the energy volume will supply more than two percent of the current energy requirements of Dover’s system.

“Working closely with the city’s energy manager, Paul Global, we recognized the value in partnering for such an innovative solution to our collective energy and climate challenge, which is what led us to today,” commented Dover Mayor Carleton E. Carey, Sr. “This is a coming together of many entities that will enable job growth in our area and put Dover ahead of the rest in green energy.”