Arndt / 6.4 MW

Clines, Catawba County, NC
9,600 MWH OF ELECTRICITY PER YEAR
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Project Size

6.4 MW

Cars Removed

780

Homes Powered

750

CO2 Displaced

5,155 Tons

Type: Photovoltaic

Number of Modules: 26,600

Developer: Strata Solar

Project Overview:

The Arndt solar farm generates 9,600 mWh of electricity every year using only the energy collected from sunlight.

 

This utility scale project provides clean, locally generated electricity to over 750 homes in Catawba County and has an operating life of over 30 years.

 

Strata builds all of its projects with a focus on the three pillars of sustainable business: social, fiscal, and environmental sustainability.

 

Throughout Arndt project, we have created jobs and injected capital into the community.

 

We have built an emissions free facility that will offset thousands of tons of CO2 per year in a silent, practical manner.

 

We are excited to share with you the 6.4 MW Arndt Farm.

Project Benefits

Output

Arndt Farm produces approximately 9,600 MWh of electricity a year, which is the same amount of energy used by 750 average homes in North Carolina.


Project Construction

Construction took  14 weeks, beginning in August, 2012 and finished at the end of November.   Arndt Farm is part of Strata Solar’s Western cluster of solar farms and was built by a crew of over 150 hired in the third quarter of 2012.


Economic Impact

Over $250,000 in direct expenditures in Catawba County for wages, lodging and supplies.  Increase in the property tax base of Catawba County of approximately $15 million with no requirement for additional school, sewers roads, or other county services.


Environmental Impact

No emission, no noise, no traffic associated with the operation of the solar farm.  Each year, the solar farm will offset approximately 5155 tons of CO2 which is the same as reducing automobile travel by 8 million miles.


Project Timeline:

May, 2012 - June, 2012 Planning

Planning

July, 2012 Permitting

Permitting

August, 2012 - November, 2012 Construction

Construction

2012-2042 Operation

Operation