HelioSage Energy, a national developer of utility scale solar projects, has announced the sale of a 40 MW AC solar photovoltaic project to Duke Energy.
The project, known as the Elm City Solar Facility, is presently under development in Elm City, North Carolina. When commissioned, it will be one of the largest solar PV facilities east of the Mississippi and will be owned and operated by Duke Energy.
The project was originally developed by HelioSage Energy, who later partnered with First Solar Inc., a provider of photovoltaic thin film solar module manufacturing and a provider of PV power plant services, to respond to a competitive RFP issued by Duke Energy in February of 2014. First Solar will provide about 500,000 FS Series 4 PV modules as well as provide construction management once the project is underway.
The 40 MW facility is expected to generate an estimated 82 million kilowatt-hours annually – enough energy to power about 6,800 average North Carolina homes a year.