The North Carolina 47MWDC Plant (NC-47) commenced commercial operations in May 2017 and is located in Maxton, Robeson County, North Carolina in the United States. NC-47 has a secured 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Duke Energy Progress, Inc., a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK); one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States.
NC-47 consists of more than 140,000 panels, 21,500 steel posts (with an approximate total weight of over 1,100 tonnes) and more than 975 kilometres of cabling. The 1,996 rows are fitted with a single-axis tracking system, allowing the panels to generate more electricity as they follow the sun’s movement throughout the day.
Initial energy production of the utility-scale solar plant is underwritten by minimum performance guarantees provided by DEPCOM Power, Inc.