ESA completes first phase of 3.6-MW solar project for cannabis company


ESA announces the completion of the first phase of a new 3.6 MW solar project in Central Florida. This three-phase solar farm project is part of ESA’s ongoing efforts to provide decarbonisation pathways for companies and communities.

The project will consist of three 1.2 MW power plantsDC: systems that will be built in phases. These systems will be used to supply all the electricity needs of a local hemp company on site. The solar farm project will help reduce electricity costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create a more reliable source of electricity and promote clean energy in the region.

The array uses a ground mounted system equipped with a Terrasmart Glide rack built for maximum performance and stability.

“We are pleased to be nearing completion of the first phase of this new solar farm project near our home base in Central Florida,” said Justin Vandenbroeck, ESA Executive Vice President. “Working alongside local agricultural leaders to promote sustainable energy practices is how we help them meet their growing energy needs. This project will power the hemp plant, one of the fastest growing sources of new electricity consumption, competing with data centers and electric cars.”

The second phase of this solar farm project is expected to be completed by the end of this year, paving the way for more hemp-based solar energy. Solar can eliminate the cost of growing operations, as electricity can account for 30% to 50% of the wholesale cost of producing cannabis. ESA looks forward to continuing to work with businesses and organizations across the country to promote sustainable energy practices and build a better future for us all.

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