Canadian Solar and Strata Solar are nearing the completion of three projects in North Carolina with a total capacity 18MW.
The companies confirmed that two of the projects are now finished with the third set to conclude later this month.
The trio are part of a 15-project, 85MW portfolio that the companies announced they would jointly develop earlier this year.
“Strata Solar has proven to be a reliable, trusted partner, committed to bringing clean, renewable energy to North Carolina,” said Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar.
“We are pleased with the speed at which our first four projects have come online and look forward to working closely with Strata Solar on the rest of our portfolio of projects in North Carolina.”
In total, the three solar power projects use approximately 40,608 Canadian Solar CS6P-P 245 and 19,896 CS6P-P 250W solar modules. Once connected to the grid, they are expected to generate enough renewable energy to power 2,500 homes.
North Carolina has a Renewables Portfolio Standard requiring utilities to provide 12.5% of retail electricity from clean sources by 2021.
Attempts to abandon the target were defeated in April.