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Northern Reliability, CDE select iSun for large-scale solar + storage microgrid in Jackson, Tenn.

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 26th March

iSun has been selected to provide its innovative solar products and services for phase one of one of the nation’s largest solar plus storage microgrid projects underway in Jackson, TN. Industry pioneer Northern Reliability leads the multi-phase project with phase one being the vision of Community Development Enterprises (“CDE”) whose mission is to provide green energy solutions and economic relief to cities across the U.S. negatively impacted by natural disasters and economic challenges. Under the agreement, iSun will provide EPC services for the 16-MW ground mount solar energy infrastructure. iSun’s estimated contract value is approximately $25 million with installations beginning in late-summer 2021.

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“This project is part of a larger effort by CDE to help Jackson redevelop,” said Dennis Emberling, President and CEO of CDE in Jackson. “It will bring new businesses, new jobs, new educational opportunities, and $211M in economic impact to Jackson, including contributions to their infrastructure and community organizations. In selecting our Project Partners, it was important that our Partners shared the values of the communities that we are serving. We think CDE and iSun are a fit, and we look forward to doing many projects together in the near future.”

CDE selected iSun because of the high-quality and detail presented in their 16-MW array facility design, their flexibility in adapting to the usual site and use case demands, the overall completeness of their scope, and the high votes of confidence provided by their long-term customers, Emberling says.

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