A total of 15 PV projects equal to approximately 85MW are to be built by project developer, Strata Solar and module manufacturer Canadian Solar in 2013.
Canadian Solar said that it had jointly invested in, and partnered with Strata Solar, on the new suite of utility-scale PV power projects. Strata Solar had operated a similar partnership on projects in the state of North Carolina in 2012 with JinkoSolar and Chint/Astroenergy.
The first project to be commissioned is Fuquay Farm, a 6.4MW (DC) project located in Middle Creek, Willow Springs in Wake County, NC. According to the companies, the project broke ground in November 2012 and will be commissioned by the end of February.
The rest of the projects are said to include mainly 6MW sized utility-scale projects, but will also include a 1MW rooftop solar system and a 3MW solar farm. All 15 projects are expected to be completed in 2013.