O2 Energies, a solar development company based in Charlotte, N.C., says construction is now under way at Sandy Cross Solar, a 1.5 MW solar installation at a North Carolina soybean farm.
The project will supply energy through the utility grid to the local community, including the neighboring Sandy Cross Vineyard. O2 Energies is the developer, owner and operator of Sandy Cross Solar, which is being built by Morrisville, N.C.-based Southern Energy Management (SEM). The electricity generated will be sold to Progress Energy through a power purchase agreement.
O2 Energies notes that it has selected U.S.-made equipment where possible. The silicon in the 6,000 REC solar modules is manufactured in the U.S. Additionally, the racking system supporting the panels is made by Daetwyler, a North Carolina-based manufacturer.