Inverter manufacturer, Solectria Renewables is to supply inverters to 45MW of solar projects in North Carolina.
Solectria will supply 69 of its utility-scale, SGI 500XTM inverters to finance firm, Entropy’s solar power projects.
The 45MW of projects are to be commissioned by the end of the year, producing 1.1 billion kWh – enough to power 130,000 homes.
A flurry of solar projects has recently been announced in the state, just last week 64MW of new solar sites reached construction in North Carolina.
The multiple solar projects now under construction in the state include several to be built by solar development and finance firm, Entropy, with modules to be supplied by Canadian Solar.
The Entropy projects follow a number of other solar projects also underway in North Carolina.
ET Solar is to provide modules to six other solar power plants to be constructed by FLS Energy in North Carolina this year.
Duke Energy also started construction of 30MW of solar in 2013 in the state and has the 12.5MW and 5MW Beaufort County solar plants, the 5MW Murfreesboro Solar Power project, and six 1MW solar projects already in North Carolina – and also recently approved the interconnection of an 80MW solar power plant in North Carolina.
In addition 52MW of solar projects are to power two North Carolina universities. The projects are to be operational by 2015.
Meanwhile consumer electronics giant, Apple, has been given the go-ahead to annex land in the city of Claremont in North Carolina, in order to construct a 17.5MW solar farm, and banking giant Wells Fargo invested US$100 million of tax equity financing in nine PV projects to be built by Strata Solar.