Phoenix Solar Inc. today announced it has signed an agreement for the full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a 32.1MW dc (23MW ac) ground mounted solar photovoltaic system in Bladen County in North Carolina.
The project will be financed and owned by Duke Energy. 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.
Dr. Murray Cameron, CEO and President of Phoenix Solar, Inc. says: "Working together with Duke Energy demonstrates our ability to provide cost effective and high quality projects. Our team of energy experts is looking forward to building this project and further strengthen our position in the South-East of the United States."
Dave Turner, Chief Operating Officer of Tangent Energy Solutions commented: "Partnering with Phoenix Solar was the right strategic decision for us. The global construction experience the team brought to the table 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."