Huge Solar Energy Farm to Be Built at Navy Yard in South Philadelphia
On Dilworth Plaza, on the west side of City Hall, Mayor Nutter announced the huge Navy Yard project. A German-based company called Epuron will be building a solar installation on six to eight acres of land at the Navy Yard.
Arndt Lutz is Epuron's managing director:
"It's basically harvesting energy from the sun. It's a large field covered with solar panels that generate electricity. Excelon is purchasing the energy."
Epuron is already building a similar, larger solar farm in Fairless Hills (Lower Bucks County), Pa. The Navy Yard installation will generate enough electricity to power about 200 homes, with completion expected by year's end.