DEC Announces New Solar Projects

The Tangent Solar Farm on Lockwood Chapel Road in Dover, DE - one of seven new solar projects DEC is constructing in Kent and Sussex Counties.

Seven new utility-scale solar projects will begin providing clean energy to Delaware Electric Cooperative members over the next three years. The projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2024 and are part of our Co-op’s continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Solar generating facilities near Hartly in Kent County and Greenwood in Sussex County will be operational this year. Work is nearly complete on a large solar farm near Hartly that will power hundreds of Kent County homes. Once completed this spring, 10 acres of solar panels at the Tangent solar energy farm along Lockwood Chapel Road will be capable of producing 1.5 megawatts of electricity. Construction will also begin this year on a 4.5-megawatt solar facility near Greenwood that will power about 900 Sussex County homes, farms, and businesses. The project is a partnership between Delaware Electric Cooperative and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC). ODEC is owned by DEC and 10 other not-for-profit electric cooperatives. DEC and ODEC are also working with EDF Renewables to purchase the clean energy that will be produced at a solar facility to be built near Ocean View in Sussex County. Finally, DEC is excited to announce it has signed agreements with EDF to purchase power generated at four new solar facilities to be built near Clayton, Harrington, Felton and Milford by 2024. Our Co-op is proud to have reduced its carbon footprint by 46 percent since 2005!