SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC), and Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corporation (OECC) will announce the full commissioning of the 100-acre East Camden, Arkansas solar field on March 31, 2016.
The 12‑megawatt (AC) array is located in the Highland Industrial Park and is owned and operated by Silicon Ranch Corp which constructed the solar field. Aerojet Rocketdyne will purchase the solar power for its 1,200‑acre East Camden facility. The solar plant was completed in late 2015 and is capable of generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of 2,400 single family homes. Excess solar energy will be released to AECC and dispatched to the wholesale power market.