Darlington Solar breaks ground
Darlington Solar is a step closer to generating 4,755 MWh of clean renewable energy into the Roanoke Electric Municipal Cooperative’s electricity network.
Construction commenced after several months of planning and collaboration with the utilities. Financing and construction agreements were concluded with North Carolina based Renew Petra Integrators earlier in the month.
“We are pleased to move Darlington Solar forward” said Frank Dekker, the company’s Executive VP. “It is the first of many projects to start construction that comes out of our investment in NCRE and the solar market in North Carolina”.
In 2016 PS Renewables made a significant investment into NCRE and started development on more than 200MW of solar projects in the South East.
The Darlington Solar project was acquired by Renew Petra Integrators in late December 2018, who now started construction of the project.
“Renew Petra have taken ownership of the project” said Ildefonso Mozas, Senior VP at PS Renewables. “They are an established and capable EPC in North Carolina and we are confident the project will soon be completed and connected to the electricity grid”.
Darlington Solar is a 2.8MW solar PV project in Halifax county, NC and will be connected under the NC EMC rules for Qualifying Facilities. It will create more than 25 jobs during construction and generate 4,755 MWh of clean energy every, the equivalent of that used by 1000 homes.