New Bern, North Carolina is home to ESA Renewables latest solar PV project. The 1.26MW rooftop array is online and generating electricity, which Progress Energy Carolinas will buy as part of its plan to meet the state’s renewable portfolio standard. It is expected that the solar installation will generate around 1.5 million kWh of electricity per year.
New Bern’s solar array uses polycrystalline Canadian Solar modules and covers nearly 177,160 square feet of roof areas. Progress Energy noted that this is one the largest installation in eastern North Carolina to date, including ground mounted systems. ESA will operate and maintain the project and use its monitoring system to perform preventative and corrective maintenance on the system.
“We remain committed to responsibly pursuing renewable energy resources, and we are pleased that our portfolio of solar projects continues to expand,” said Lloyd Yates, president and chief executive officer of Progress Energy Carolinas. “Projects such as this, coupled with our aggressive energy-efficiency programs and advanced generation facilities, will provide the clean, reliable, affordable power our customers rely on us to provide. We are proud to partner with ESA on this innovative project.”