Constellation picks Satcon for solar installations

Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) picked Satcon Technology Corp. (NASDAQ CM: SATC) for 65 MW of photovoltaic power projects across the United States.

The installations will use a variety of panel technologies, such as thin film and polycrystalline, and array types like ground mount and rooftop and will use Satcon inverters.

The largest of these solar power projects is for an aggregate 25 MW of ground mounted PV power plants located near Sacramento, Calif. These developments feature twenty-five Satcon PowerGate Plus 1 MW inverters. Constellation Energy will own and operate the systems and sell the electricity generated from them to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) under ten, 20-year power purchase agreements. Belectric, Inc. is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project which is anticipated to be commercially operational by the end of 2011.

Satcon has also been selected for a 5 MW rooftop system that will use 13 Satcon PowerGate Plus 500 kW inverters.

The remaining projects will use Satcon PowerGate Plus 500 kW or Equinox 500 kW inverters.

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