(PLYMOUTH, NC) It’s a sunny day for Plymouth, N.C., as today, SunEnergy1 hosted a ribbon-cutting and commissioning ceremony for the completion of the first stage of its own solar farm. Stage one of the project is 2.4 MW, and the panels were installed in under 17 days. The system passed its final inspection on December 30th. Guests at today’s event included, Plymouth Mayor Brian Roth, Majority Whip Representative Ruth Samuelson, Representative Tim Spear, Congressman G.K. Butterfield, and more.
This system (which will be more than 10 MW upon completion) will benefit the town of Plymouth by supplying enough power to 1,200 homes and offset 9,869 metric tons of carbon emissions a year. This is the equivalent of planting 253,061 tree seedlings and growing them for 10 years.
The 2.4 MW ground-mount system is comprised of 9,800 Bosch 245 watt panels and utilizes 4 Schneider Electric GTX-500 inverters. The entire array will be constructed with a racking system made by Daetwyler Clean Energy and Platipus anchors.
This solar project was done in partnership with Sustainable Energy Community Development Corporation, The North Carolina Solar Center and numerous North Carolina companies that manufactured and supplied the project’s components.
“This project would not have been possible without our partners. The North Carolina Solar Center at N.C. State University was critical in breaking down barriers to see this project move forward. The N.C. Solar Center is truly the best resource in the United States for renewable energy development,” said Shawn Lemond, President/CEO of Sustainable Energy Community Development Corporation, who worked as a developer for this project.
SunEnergy1 will own and operate the system and will interconnect the system through Dominion Power, and sell energy to the PJM utility grid.
About the North Carolina Solar Center
Created in 1988, the North Carolina Solar Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU), works closely with the renewable energy industry and state and local governments. It manages and maintains the NCSU Solar House and serves as a resource for innovative, clean energy technologies through research and demonstration, technical assistance, education, outreach and training. It also administers the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE), a resource identifying financial incentives and policies. For more information about the N.C. Solar Center visit: http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu.
SunEnergy1 is a full-service Solar technology company dedicated to providing affordable and renewable energy to our clients with over 40 years of combined experience and installations in the USA. We are one of the largest and most integrated Solar companies on the East coast, providing comprehensive product and service solutions beginning at the design stage. SunEnergy1 is focused on designing, installing and operating Solar PV systems that use the sun’s energy to generate electricity for a wide range of applications in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. SunEnergy1 has office and warehouse facilities in the United States and Montreal, Canada.
About Sustainable Energy Community Development Corporation
Sustainable Energy Community Development Company is a North Carolina limited liability company formed for the expressed purpose of developing and implementing a hybrid investment model that combines Federal New Markets Tax Credits with existing federal Business Energy Investment Tax Credits and North Carolina Renewable Energy Tax Credits. This unique coupling of tax incentives allows an SECDC investments to avoid problems found in conventional renewable energy investments and achieve high return on investment (ROI) at lower risk. Another result of this hybrid model is that SECDC investments specifically target North Carolina low-income communities, and use North Carolina installers and manufacturers.
Media Contact: Shannon Helm, N.C. Solar Center, 919-423-8340, firstname.lastname@example.org