Ohio's 1st Floating Solar Project to Power Del-Co Water
- Revolutionary floating solar project with 3.2 MW capacity to begin in Ohio. Del-Co Water, D3Energy, Gardner Capital, and Ciel & Terre to partner on state's first floating solar project.
The utility-scale solar installation will include over 1,000 ground-mounted solar panels and 6,000 floating panels, creating a total installed capacity of 3.2MW.
US floating solar developer D3Energy has announced a partnership with Del-Co Water, an Ohio-based cooperative water utility, to develop the state's first floating solar project. The solar installation, which is due to start next month, will include over 1,000 ground-mounted solar panels and 6,000 floating panels, creating an installed capacity of 3.2MW. Del-Co Water will offset almost 50% of its electricity consumption at its water plant, while the Hydrelio floating system of manufacturer Ciel & Terre will be used for the floating array. D3Energy will own and operate the project with solar investor Gardner Capital. The full grid connection is scheduled for late spring 2024.
What is Ohio's First Floating Solar Project?
Here are some additional facts about Ohio's First Floating Solar Project:
- The project is expected to reduce Del-Co Water’s annual energy costs by over $400,000.
- The floating solar project is estimated to offset over 3,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
- The project is located on a cooling pond at Del-Co Water’s water treatment plant.
- The system has the capacity to generate enough electricity to power over 500 homes in the region.
- The project is part of D3Energy’s larger goal of providing clean, renewable energy to the Ohio region.