Phoenix Solar signed an agreement with Duke Energy for the full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a 32.1 MWp DC (23 MW AC) ground mounted solar PV system in Bladen County in North Carolina.
The project will be financed and owned by Duke Energy, which earlier this year issued a 300 MW AC Request For Proposals (RFP). Under the RFP Duke Energy solicited offers to either buy electricity via power purchase agreements or purchase power plants directly. The Fayetteville project was developed by Tangent Energy who has partnered with Phoenix Solar to offer Duke Energy a complete turn-key solution in the context of the RFP. Under the terms of the agreement, Phoenix Solar will deliver engineering services, procure components and construct the entire PV facility. Onsite construction activities are expected to start in early 2015.
Dave Turner, Chief Operating Officer of Tangent Energy Solutions commented: “Phoenix Solar’s global construction experiences fit perfectly with our Demand Design PLUS™ offering and was key in building the level of comfort a sophisticated utility like Duke Energy is seeking in its partners.”
Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States serving approximately 7.2 million US customers.