Strata Solar plans 100-MW (DC) project in North Carolina

Strata Solar plans what it calls the East Coast’s highest-producing solar farm at its Chapel Hill Solar Farm, submitting an application for a 100 MW (DC) facility in Warsaw, Duplin County, N.C.

This will be the largest of its kind within the state and one of the largest farms on the east coast, the company said Feb. 11. The company will be submitting the project to the North Carolina Utilities Commission within the month and plans to break ground at the end of this year. Construction of the farm will take 10 to 12 months and will require a crew of nearly 400 people for the duration of the build.  Once operational, the farm could generate as much as 138,000 kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable electricity each year.

“The addition of a solar farm of this magnitude solidifies North Carolina as a player in the national solar landscape,” said Markus Wilhelm, CEO of Strata Solar. “This project also extends beyond the state with significant implications across the East Coast, and represents another example of Strata Solar’s commitment to providing a wealth of clean energy to the country.”

In the past year, Strata Solar said it has unveiled 12 new solar farms as the company continues to advance North Carolina’s solar industry. With a focus on domestic energy independence, the solar powerhouse created over 450 jobs in rural North Carolina communities last year. Strata will be constructing over 25 farms in 2013. 

Strata Solar is a leading provider of complete solar energy systems and installations. In addition to turnkey services for the complete design, construction and installation of utility and commercial photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, Strata Solar provides a full array of engineering, procurement and construction EPC services, separately, as needed, to solar developers and other companies.

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