SunEdison has activated the first phase of its 16MW solar farm in Davidson County, N.C. The first phase of the project represents 4MW of generation capacity and is comprised of more than 14,000 solar panels that will generate over 6 million kWh of electricity in the first year of operation. Duke Energy is buying the farm’s entire output under a 20-year PPA.
The farm will generate 115 million kWh of electricity over 20 years and is one of several North American utility-scale power plants that SunEdison has financed and developed, and now operates.
“This first phase represents a major milestone in our overall plan to develop 16MW of solar energy at this site,” said SunEdison president Carlos Domenech. “Having financed and completed this initial installation, we have mobilized resources for the next phase of the solar farm.”