KYMEA entered into a twenty-year power supply contract for 53.75 megawatts (MW) of solar electric capacity and energy with Ashwood Solar I, a RWE Renewables America LLC project, N.A. project.
Ashwood Solar I is developing an 86 MW single-axis tracking photovoltaic solar facility in western Kentucky. Service under the contract begins on the later of December 1, 2022 or the facility’s commercial operation date.
RWE Renewables America LLC (RWE) is one of the world’s largest owners of renewable power projects and is rapidly expanding its wind, solar and energy storage portfolio. The company develops, owns, and operates some of the most efficient, highest performing renewable energy projects in the United States. Already active in onshore wind and photovoltaic renewable generation, RWE has added energy storage to its portfolio and has developed and constructed more than 3,600 megawatts of renewable capacity in the United States since 2007.
Our goal is to deliver renewable energy from technologies that address the growing concern about energy security, energy affordability, and climate change.
Solar PV Technology has three main component groups: Structures, Modules, Inverters.
Structures can also be thought of as trackers, pointing the module toward the sun. This can be performed by a fixed orientation or by a single-axis or dual-axis tracking the path of the sun across the sky.
Modules contain a semiconductor material that can convert sunlight into electricity. Electricity is collected in bus-bars and fed into the direct current (DC) system of a PV Farm.
The inverter receives direct current (DC) input from all the modules. DC input is then converted to alternating current (AC) output and fed directly into the electric grid. The inverter controls the solar PV farm by setting the maximum power point of the overall plant.