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Delaware officials celebrate opening of solar farm

A solar farm capable of generating enough electricity to power 1,500 homes has begun operating in Dover, Del.Gov. Jack Markell and Dover Mayor Carleton Carey Sr. celebrated the official opening of the Dover SunPark on Wednesday. The 34,258-panel farm sits on 101 acres, and can generate 10...

A solar farm capable of generating enough electricity to power 1,500 homes has begun operating in Dover, Del.

Gov. Jack Markell and Dover Mayor Carleton Carey Sr. celebrated the official opening of the Dover SunPark on Wednesday. The 34,258-panel farm sits on 101 acres, and can generate 10 megawatts of electricity. The panels have global positioning technology to rotate with the movements of the sun.

The solar farm is owned by White Oak Solar Energy, a subsidiary of LS Power Group of New Jersey, and was built by SunPower Corp. of California. The city of Dover's electric utility is buying all of the energy produced at the facility.

Markell says the solar park is one of the largest in the country.

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