DEMEC recognized as a finalist in SEPA Utility Awards
DEMEC, on behalf of the City of Newark, was recognized as a finalist in the SEPA Utility awards for aiding in the development of McKees Solar Park, a 230-kilowatt solar farm. The project revitalized a 3.91-acre brownfield site off East Cleveland Avenue in the city of Newark.
The Solar Park will provide Newark with a behind-the-meter renewable power source to serve all residents by reducing the City’s peak power demand, lowering the wholesale cost of power, generating solar renewable energy credits, bringing locally produced green energy to the City’s electric users, and reducing the City’s carbon footprint. The 900-panel array will produce enough electricity to power approximately 26 to 36 homes, depending on the season. Commercial operation is anticipated before the end of summer 2014.