Published: December 6, 2013 2:33 PM
Restricted Land Turned to Productive Use Generating Clean Energy
Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) December 06, 2013
DuPont today hosted a celebration of the startup of a 548 kilowatt, five-acre solar installation on a former Superfund landfill site in Newport, Del. The solar installation, located at 205 South James Street, Newport, Del., will produce enough electricity to power 60 homes in the Newport community. It will generate about 729,000 kilowatt hours of power per year.
After successfully completing remediation at the Newport site, and with the support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Delaware Division of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC), DuPont collaborated with Tangent Energy Solutions to put the property into productive use generating solar electricity. The solar project, developed by Tangent and owned by Greenwood Energy, a subsidiary of Libra Group, will provide a viable renewable energy option for the Newport community. The solar panels were supplied by DuPont Apollo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DuPont.
Full article available at Newsday.com.