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Solar farm to be built in Georgetown, Del.

Monday - 3/12/2012, 7:35am  ET

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - Delaware Electric Cooperative says it plans to build a solar farm near Georgetown by early 2013.

The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., reports that the 20-acre project will be able to power 500 homes. Officials say it could be expanded later to twice that size, making it the second-largest solar farm in the state behind Dover SunPark.

The cooperative says the solar farm will create 40 temporary jobs.

Groundbreaking for the project is expected in the spring.

The cooperative is a member-owned electric utility serving 84,000 members in Kent and Sussex counties.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com


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