Innovative Solar Systems announces that Duke Energy has approved the company’s 35 MW project in Cleveland County, North Carolina, for interconnection to the grid. The solar farm should provide enough electricity to power at least 7,500 average-size homes.
Big solar keeps on giving in North Carolina, and lately a lot of it is coming via solar farm developer Innovative Solar Systems. The company is on a roll.
Last week, ISS announced plans for the largest solar farm in the state, at 80 MW. That was followed by an announcement that Duke Energy has approved the company’s 35 MW project in Cleveland County for interconnection to the grid.
Innovative Solar Systems will now work on finding an owner, financing, and investor for the project, which is expected to be commissioned and online in mid- to late 2015. This project is one of many large-scale utility farms that ISS is planning for 2014.
John Green, CEO and Managing Partner for Innovative Solar Systems, said the company’s focus is to design and develop at least 1 GW of solar farm projects in 2015 in the U.S. ISS also plans to expand into more global markets to support off-grid systems as well as on-grid utility interconnected systems.
The newly approved project will use Advanced Energy Inverters to minimize field wiring and maximize the overall returns of the system. Deck monitoring systems with remote diagnostics will be employed to ensure that the solar farm power generation plant is always producing maximum power output.
The solar farm project should provide enough electricity in Cleveland County to power at least 7,500 average-size homes.