Invenergy to build 75 MW solar project in North Carolina

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More growth is coming for the state with the second-largest volume of installed solar in the country. Invenergy has announced plans to construct a 75 MW solar farm in Tarboro, North Carolina, on route 64.

The construction of this plant marks a couple of seconds for the area: it will be Invenergy’s second solar project in North Carolina and it will be the second utility-scale solar project in the area, alongside Duke Energy’s Tarboro Solar project.

As reported by The Rocky Mount Telegram, the project’s construction will cot $100 million and create 250 temporary construction jobs and two or three operations jobs upon the project’s completion.

Construction is optimistically projected to begin in 2019 and be completed in 2020. The project will be built on agricultural land owned by local farmers and leased to Invenergy. This creates as win-win situation as farmers still retain some use for the land, as animals can graze right up to the modules, and the leasing provides these landowners a consistent secondary income.

pv magazine reached out to Invenergy regarding several details including any offtakers for power contracts, but had received no response by the time this went to press.