Ecoplexus kicks off construction on 30 MW of solar projects in North Carolina

Ecoplexus Inc. announced Oct. 21 that it has begun construction on three more ground-mounted installations, with a total capacity of 30 MW, in North Carolina.

The Baker, Benthall Bridge, and Turkey Creek Solar Parks represent a combined investment of more than $45 million. These facilities will be interconnected into the Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power electrical grid.

This will be an essential addition to the state’s power supply after Hurricane Matthew swept along the East Coast in early October, leaving almost 100,000 people without power, Ecoplexus said. Despite the hurricane, all three solar projects are on schedule to be completed by the end of the year. Two of the three projects will be added to Ecoplexus’ growing IPP asset base and the third will be owned by a large U.S. Utility with Ecoplexus providing ongoing asset management and operations and maintenance services for all the facilities.

These projects will provide 50 gigawatt-hours of clean electricity annually.

Ecoplexus develops and operates utility scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for the wholesale and retail market in the U.S., and internationally. The company has constructed and financed over fifty projects to date, representing approximately $350 million in project value. Customers include eight major utilities. With a large construction and development pipeline of over 1 GW in the U.S., Japan, Latin America and Turkey, representing over $750 million in project value, Ecoplexus said it is actively developing or buying renewable energy assets at every stage.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.