Solar electricity for the grid

Solar electricity for the grid

Through their GreenCo Solutions services company, 22 North Carolina electric cooperatives have partnered with this 4.5-megawatt solar electricity producer in Robeson County. The Progress Solar II (Fairmont Solar Farm) project, developed by the North Carolina-based O2 Energies, is located on 25 acres adjacent to Fairmont High School. The cooperatives purchased "renewable energy certificates" in the project, signifying their contributions to providing solar-generated electricity to the grid. A similar facility, Maxton Solar Farm, is located in Robeson County near D&I Trucking. The cooperatives also are partners in an O2 Energies plant in Bunn, Franklin County. O2 Energies has developed solar farms in Surry, Nash and Avery counties as well.

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