PSEG Solar Source will purchase a 12.9MW (DC) solar energy facility near Waldorf, Maryland, US, from juwi solar (JSI).

Originally developed by JSI, the project has a 20-year power purchase agreement with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO).

Located 22 miles southeast of Washington, DC, the facility, which will be called as PSEG Waldorf Solar Energy Center, features approximately 40,000, 315-watt, solar panels.

PSEG Solar Source president Diana Drysdale said: "With this, our eleventh utility scale solar facility, we are pleased to be providing safe, clean reliable energy to the residents of southern Maryland.

"We now have 10 plants in operation and one plant in construction across nine states and are continuing to focus our efforts on expanding our solar portfolio across the country."

JSI is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project, which will be operated for PSEG Solar Source upon completion.

JSI president and CEO Mike Martin said: "We are pleased to work together with PSEG to realize another solar power plant on the East Coast.

"Our plan is to break ground before the end of the year, and we look forward to bringing on-line a generation facility that will provide cost-effective solar power to SMECO."