Dominion Acquires Kyocera Solar Power Project

Dominion acquired a solar project in Somers, Ct., capable of producing approximately 5 MW of electricity from Kyocera for an undisclosed sum. Kyocera and CleanPath, a San Francisco-based clean-energy company, jointly developed the Somers project, which is expected to begin commercial operation within the 4th quarter of 2013. The Somers Solar Center will use Kyocera Solar’s photovoltaic technology. The electricity will go to Connecticut Light & Power under a 20-year PPA. Somers Solar Center is located on 90 leased acres in north-central Connecticut, roughly 4 miles south of the Massachusetts state line. Prime Solutions, a Connecticut-based company, is the center's engineering and construction contractor. Once in operation, the center will be serviced by a contractor.