Solar Power Helps Clean the Water in North Carolina

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Suniva, Inc. announces it’s powering a 1.9 MW solar array at a water reclamation facility in North Carolina. The energy generated from the solar system, owned by FLS Energy, goes to the grid to service the wastewater treatment plant and surrounding homes.

 

PV solar manufacturer Suniva, Inc. announced today that it is powering the 1.9 MW solar array at the South Cary Water Reclamation Facility (SCWRF) in North Carolina. This is one of several installations in Suniva’s growing water reclamation portfolio.

It’s also one of a number of solar projects owned by FLS Energy in the state. FLS Energy has been acquiring solar PV projects in the Duke Energy and Dominion North Carolina Power service territories, with the aim to rack up a total of about 100 MW (AC).

FLS Energy will maintain the system while leasing the land from the city of Cary. The solar project was made possible at no cost to ratepayers through a public-private partnership with Duke Energy and FLS Energy.

The South Cary Water Reclamation Facility has been powering the surrounding community for almost six months now. Suniva says that the higher power density of its premier OPTimus module line allows the array to deliver more power using fewer modules.

The energy generated from the solar system goes to the grid to service the wastewater treatment plant and surrounding homes.

“Our partnership with FLS Energy has helped North Carolina be a sustainability leader, dating back to our first solar project in Canton, NC in 2009,” said Matt Card, vice president of global sales and marketing of Suniva. “It’s nice for us to see water reclamation facilities using energy from the sun to clean our neighbor’s drinking water — it is a good reminder that Mother Nature works in harmony.”

“It’s important to work with quality solar module manufacturer leaders such as Suniva. Using Suniva’s OPTimus modules ensures the high power output of this array for several decades,” said Dale Freudenberger, chief executive officer of FLS Energy.