North Carolina, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] SunEdison has activated a 1.2-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system for Progress Energy Carolinas. Sited on 10 acres of land at Progress Energy’s Sutton Plant near Wilmington, the 1.2-MW ground mount system is the largest in North Carolina.SunEdison financed, built, and operates the PV solar energy system. Progress Energy purchases electricity from SunEdison under a 20-year solar energy purchase agreement. Progress Energy also purchases renewable energy credits from SunEdison.
“Solar energy is a growing part of our company’s balanced strategy for meeting the needs of our customers,” said Lloyd Yates, CEO and president of Progress Energy Carolinas. “We will continue to pursue cost-effective renewable energy investments in meeting state goals and objectives.”
SunEdison proposed the Wilmington solar PV project in response to Progress Energy’s request for renewable energy proposals. The open-ended request is part of Progress Energy’s plan to meet the requirements of North Carolina’s energy law, passed in 2007.