The development of solar power in North Carolina is continuing with work on 42MW of utility-scale capacity underway.
Developer FLS Energy claims to have closed financing and broken ground on seven projects across the state totalling 42MW. The portfolio has been financed as a bundle, according to FLS. Four are within Duke Energy territory and three in Dominion North Carolina’s. Electricity will be sold under 15-year power purchase agreements to both utilities.
“To have a bundle of projects under construction this early in the year truly shows how our industry has matured in North Carolina,” said Dale Freudenberger, CEO, FLS Energy. “We expect to have more than 300 construction workers on the ground in the month of January and that number is just a fraction of the jobs being created by the solar industry in our state.”
Innovative Solar Systems announced work was set to begin on 80MW of projects in the state.