N.C. Solar Snapshot

by Lauren Essick

A 20-megawatt solar farm under construction near Biscoe, N.C., covers 120 acres and is projected to power the equivalent of 3,500 homes when it is completed in November. The Montgomery County solar array, built by NC-based company O2 Energies EMC, will be grazed by sheep to reduce the need for mowers and synthetic pesticides.

At a July event at the construction site, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) spoke about the role of renewable energy development in making North Carolina economically competitive.


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