Strata Solar & O2 Energy unveil farm in Mount Airy
– Charlotte Observer
Cornelius-based O2 Energies and Strata Solar of Chapel Hill commissioned a 1.2-megawatt solar farm Monday in Mount Airy, the basis of television's fictional Mayberry.
The six-acre installation, including more than 5,000 modules, surrounds the town's wastewater treatment plant. It is Surry County's first large solar installation.
ElectriCities of North Carolina and Duke Energy will buy the electricity and renewable energy credits, commodities that represent energy generation. The installation has the capacity to offset the electric use of about 150 homes, the companies said.
O2 Energies develops and owns ground-mounted solar systems. Strata Solar does engineering, procurement and construction work.