82,000MWh of electricity per year
Construction crews started building the 450-acre Elm City Solar Facility in 2015 and despite some weather-related delays, the project started generating clean energy in March. This site is anticipated to generate an annual output of 82,000 megawatt-hours, which is roughly the amount used by 7,000 residential customers in a year.
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“Eastern North Carolina has a lot of flat land that was historically used for soybeans and tobacco,” said Randy Wheeless, spokesperson for Duke Energy. “The reception from most communities has been positive, and county and city leaders see these projects as job creators during the construction phase and boosts to tax revenue in the long run.”