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O2 EMC and URE 3.3 MW solar project Bedford VA.jpgBEDFORD, Va., May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — O2 EMC and United Renewable Energy™ LLC (URE™) have completed the construction of the Bedford Solar Farm, a 3MW AC (3.3MW DC) solar power system located on approximately 16 acres of land in Bedford, Virginia. The solar power system is a perfect use for the property that is adjacent to a landfill and owned by the city.
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Constellation and URE install 11.8 MW Georgia Cattle FarmJAKIN, Ga., June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — United Renewable Energy LLC TM(URETM) and Constellation, an Exelon Company, announced today the completion of a 1.8-megawatt (DC) solar generation project located at Hunter Farms, a 360-acre, family-owned cattle farm in Jakin, Georgia. The Hunter family, which established its company in 1937, will benefit from lease payments from a tracking solar array — situated within marginal and over-used land.

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LG powers utility scale solar North CarolinaWILMINGTON, N.C., March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Solar technology leader LG Electronics joined Cypress Creek Renewables, the nation’s fastest-growing solar farm developer, to celebrate the official opening of one of largest solar-plus-storage installations in the continental United States – an 8.5 megawatt portfolio of utility-scale solar projects, with storage capacity of 12 megawatt hours, in North Carolina.

One of the 12 new utility-scale LG solar farms in North Carolina, developed by LG Electronics with Cypress Creek Renewables.
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 Constellation and United Renewable Energy Complete Georgia Utility Solar Project    

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Construction of the Phipps Bend Nuclear Power plant kicked off in 1978. Tucked in a bend of the Holston River near Surgoinsville, Tennessee, the project was expected to revitalize the area’s economy. The electricity it generated would reach the entire coverage area of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Just a few years into the project, energy demand and prices were falling. The partial nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island triggered increased citizen concerns along with increased costs to meet new regulatory requirements. The TVA Board of Directors ceased construction in 1981. The plant was never operational.

While an industrial park was developed nearby in the late 1980s, the plant was only used for safety training exercises – until now.

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United Renewable Energy LLC Completes First Community Solar Project with National Grid in New YorkPhoto Courtesy of Ben Foster
Somerville, NY, May 3, 2017

United Renewable Energy LLC has completed construction of the first Community Solar Project interconnected to National Grid in New York state. The project is located in Northern New York, in the Hamlet of Somerville, on approximately three acres of underused pasture land. The solar photovoltaic modules peak output is 241 Kilowatts DC, yielding a peak of 165 kilowatts AC returned to the power grid.
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URE and Cypress Creek 7MWElizabethtown, NC, December 5, 2016– United Renewable Energy LLC and Cypress Creek Renewables are pleased to announce the completion of a 7 MW solar photovoltaic facility located in Bladen County, NC. The project was completed in a partnership between United Renewable Energy LLC, which completed the development activities, and Cypress Creek Renewables who acquired and constructed the facility in late 2015.

The 7 MW facility provides solar energy to Duke Energy Progress through a Power Purchase Agreement and is located on approximately 30 acres of land. This is one of the first solar projects constructed in Bladen County, NC, but many more have recently been announced. Solar projects offer competitive lease rates for landowners, benefit the local property tax base, and provide local jobs to assist with the construction and operation of facilities.

“We are proud to work on this exciting project with Cypress Creek Renewables, one of the largest and fastest growing independent power producers in the world. Their focus and strict adherence to high quality standards are an excellent fit for our developed projects. ” said Keith Herbs, Executive Vice President of United Renewable Energy LLC.

“The 7MW Bladen County project completed with United Renewable Energy was very well developed and is the first of many solar project investments in Bladen County, NC that Cypress Creek is planning.” said David Bunge, Vice President of Development for Cypress Creek Renewables. “It is also our first project complete with United Renewable Energy LLC. Based on the excellent results, we look forward to working together on many future projects.”
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tri-county-EMC-commissions-solar-facilityEATONTON, Ga., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Tri-County EMC, a member owned electric co-op, is proud to announce commercial operation of a one megawatt (MW) community solar electricity generation farm in Eatonton, Georgia. The project was developed jointly between Tri-County EMC, Georgia Power and United Renewable Energy LLC. Tri-County EMC provides the low cost solar energy to its participating member-owners as a credit on their bill. Tri-County EMC was formed in 1939 by farmers and homeowners in Baldwin, Jones and Putnam counties and currently serves five additional counties, totaling more than 21,000 accounts. As a co-operative utility, it is owned by its members receiving electric service.
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Third Phase of Dalton Solar Plant Now OnlineThird phase of Dalton Solar Plant now online. 7 MW of new solar energy now flowing to Dalton Utilities ATLANTA, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Leaders from Georgia Power, Southern Wholesale Energy, United Renewable Energy LLC and Dalton Utilities gathered this past week for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the latest expansion of the Dalton Solar Plant in Dalton, Ga. With more than seven megawatts (MW) of new generation capacity, this expansion adds to the approximately 700 kilowatts from two previous phases, which came online in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

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