ARE Announces Commercial Operation of 3.5 MWac Ephrata Solar Project

Alchemy Renewable Energy (ARE), a high growth portfolio company of Monarch Private Capital that owns and operates renewable energy facilities, today announced the commercial operation of the 3.5 MWac Ephrata Solar photovoltaic project, located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In 2017 the Borough of Ephrata selected TurningPoint Energy as the project developer. TurningPoint Energy fully developed the project and partnered with DEPCOM Power for engineering, procurement, construction and financing services. The Ephrata Solar project is the second collaboration between Monarch Private Capital, DEPCOM Power and TurningPoint Energy working with a distribution utility.

“We are very excited about Ephrata Solar and the impact it will have on the local community,” said Lacie Clark, CEO of Alchemy Renewable Energy. “By offering an innovative approach to solar development with such notable partners as DEPCOM Power and TurningPoint Energy, we can continue to fulfill our mission to help create clean power.”

The project has a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with the Borough of Ephrata. It will generate enough clean electricity to help the Borough of Ephrata power more than 670 homes and remove 3,700 tons of carbon emissions, which is the equivalent of taking 448 cars off the road for one year or planting 3,109 trees.

“We are excited to bring this project online. The cost of the energy when combined with the behind the meter benefits will serve the residents of the Borough by offsetting the ever-increasing transmission and capacity costs for the next twenty-five years,” said D. Robert Thompson, Ephrata Borough Manager.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with and perform on our commitments with the Borough of Ephrata, on this solar project with DEPCOM Power and Monarch Private Capital,” said Jared Schoch, President, TurningPoint Energy. “We value these partners, and look forward to continued collaboration and investments in our utility clients and their communities.”

DEPCOM Power provided engineering, procurement and construction for the project and will also deliver operations and maintenance services.

“DEPCOM is proud to be a partner in Pennsylvania’s clean, solar energy future. In keeping with our commitment as a partner in the local community, DEPCOM has also made several charitable donations to local outreach organizations including the Milagro House and the Opportunity House on behalf of this great community solar project,” said John Bruzza, Project Manager, DEPCOM Power.

A project dedication event is taking place at the project site located at 15 Springhouse Road in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, today, May 29, 2019.

Source: Alchemy Renewable Energy
Date: May 29, 2019