RES has announced the start of construction on the Southern Oak Solar Project in the state of Georgia. The project was developed by Invenergy. The solar energy output from the project, including all the renewable energy credits and environmental attributes, is sold to Georgia Power through Georgia Power's Renewable Energy Development Initiative program.
In addition to debuting LONGi's bifacial modules, Southern Oak will also see the implementation of NEXTracker's single axis tracker racking system.
Tim Jordan, Vice President of Construction at RES, said, "This project offers a real opportunity to become the future of solar technology in the United States. Bifacial modules allow project owners to tackle land area constraints and make the most of resources without installing more plant infrastructure."
Commenting on the unique nature of the project, Utopia Hill, Vice President of Renewable Project Management at Invenergy said, "For this project, Invenergy wanted to work with an experienced and knowledgeable construction partner. RES fulfills these criteria, and we look forward to the timely completion of the facility this year."
The construction will generate more than 400 construction jobs and the project will generate more than $12 million in local economic development over the next ten years of operation.
Southern Oak Solar is projected to be completed and operating by the end of 2019.