Claimed to be one of the largest solar farms in the state, this 28-acre plot on Dixon Dairy Road, North Carolina, US, is now on the grid, using a total of 22,000 panels to power 600 homes in the area.
Kings Mountain Solar was developed by EPC company, Strata Solar. Under a 20-year contract, Duke Energy Carolinas will purchase all of the energy and renewable energy credits generated from the site.
“North Carolina is a leader in solar energy and Kings Mountain Solar demonstrates our company’s commitment to using solar energy to meet general renewable energy compliance requirements,” said Brett Carter, president, Duke Energy North Carolina. “We remain focused on delivering cost-effective renewable energy to our customers.”
“Kings Mountain Solar and Strata’s ongoing development of utility-scale solar farms is an excellent example of how sustainability has transformed into a mainstream economic force, resulting in an explosion of longterm job creation across the state,” said Markus Wilhelm, chief executive officer of Strata Solar. “We are thrilled to partner with Duke Energy Carolinas in fostering environmental responsibility and bringing clean economic development to North Carolina.”