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2nd Annual NC Clean Tech Summit


February 19th and 20th policymakers, industry leaders and students gathered for the 2015 NC Clean Tech Summit to talk about North Carolina’s growing role in the world of clean tech.

Strata Solar was an event sponsor and our employees lead discussions about clean tech entrepreneurship, the opportunities and challenges ahead for clean energy and the implications of technology innovation for energy.

Read more about the event here.

Check out this video from the UNC Institute for the Environment featuring our spring 2015 intern, Amanda Gaffey, at the Summit!

International Visitor Leadership Program

Energy Security and Utility Management

On June 12th Carolina Solar Energy and Strata Solar hosted visitors participating in the US Department of State’s professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the US and its visitors through short-term visits with emerging foreign leaders.

Objectives of the visit focused on reinforcing multilateral, bilateral, and regional cooperation on energy and electricity issues as well as development of strategies for modernizing and improving the efficiency, resiliency, and responsiveness of electricity systems.

To learn more about the program go here.


Race for the Cure

The Race for the Cure is a major fundraising event of the year that celebrates survivorship; honors those who have lost their battle, and most importantly, raises funds and awareness for the fight against this life-threatening disease. Strata Solar took part in the race on June 14th in Raleigh.

Thanks to all participants and Strata employees that supported the cause!
Special thanks to our donors: Canadian Solar Inc., SolarBOS, First Solar, Schletter Inc., Daetwyler Clean Energy, Syntech Architectural Signange, Kris- Tech Wire Co., City Electric Supply, United Rentals, Foley & Lardner LLP, and Blanco Tackabery!

 Strata Job Fair in Selmer, TN

Strata Solar is developing two 20MW projects in Selmer, Tennesee.  We are looking for new hires, contact Hardhat Workforce Solutions LLC if interested and join our workforce!

Ted Moore, Executive Director McNairy County Economic Development Commission:

‘We are excited about Strata Solar selecting McNairy County for their project.  This has been a team effort on the part of Strata Solar, TVA, Pickwick Electric, McNairy County government, Selmer City government, Selmer/McNairy County Industrial Board and the McNairy Regional Alliance.  The construction jobs will add a much needed boost to our local economy.  If things continue to line up, additional projects and  job opportunities may be extended.   Local leaders will now be able to market our community as a sustainable community.

This project to install a solar power generation site in McNairy County has landed Tennessee on a list of the top 10 states creating green energy jobs. ‘



Media Tour at Fuquay Solar Farm

The U.S. Department of State’s Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC), which is part of the Bureau of Public Affairs, engages with foreign media to promote greater depth and accuracy in their coverage of the United States.  On March 13-21, the WFPC hosted a reporting tour entitled “The Future of Energy in the Americas” with 18 journalists from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.  The tour provided an opportunity for the journalists to deepen their understanding of traditional and alternative means of energy production in the United States, and explore ways in which countries in the Americas and Caribbean can partner with U.S. entities to expand investment and trade in this key sector.   It also sought to showcase U.S. leadership in energy policy, as well as to highlight the benefit that cross-border energy partnerships offer the global community.

The tour was designed to provide the journalists with access to key decision-makers and actors in the energy sector through interactions with U.S. government policy makers, specialists at leading think-tanks, private sector companies, and academia, and included stops in Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; and Raleigh, NC. Strata Solar participated as a showcase for solar energy development, presenting the industry’s key figures and acquainting journalists with the latest market trends. The group visited Fuquay 6.4 MW Farm, Wake County on March 20, 2014.


As North Carolina is becoming one of the key players on the clean energy market, Strata Solar alongside the UNC Institute for the Environment, the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the UNC Kenan- Flagler Business School and Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster will organize Clean Tech Summit 2014.

We want to invite you the event taking place on 26th February. Strata Solar CEO, Markus Wilhelm, will deliver opening remarks before you will get the chance to hear about the current policies, financing and economy, industry insights, smart cities and more. Panels and discussions will be held by the field specialists- scholars, politicians and entrepreneurs.

Come meet us there!

Click for more information: http://ie.unc.edu/cleantech/


From our brilliant construction men and women to our IT specialists and Accounting Team – Strata Solar wholly supports SEIA’s National Shout Out For Solar Day on January 24!  Don’t worry if you missed it – you can make up for it the next year.

‘Strata is very proud to be spreading this positive message for solar energy. Each farm we develop and build means more jobs for the economy, more investment in local communities, and more emission-free energy generation for America.  It’s great to see SEIA continuing their good work to raise the awareness of our industry.’- Markus Wilhelm, CEO, Strata Solar

The purpose of the event is to spread information about the booming US solar industry:  ‘It’s estimated the U.S. now has 13 gigawatts of installed solar capacity – enough to power more than 2 million American homes.  What’s more, when all of the numbers are in, solar is expected to account for more electric capacity in the U.S. in 2013 than any other renewable energy source. Jim Walker, International Programs and Strategy Director, The Climate Group, said, “Shout Out for Solar Day has come at a critical moment for the United States.  Solar energy is one of the fastest growing industries in America, where the share of global solar installations hit 13 percent in 2013, a 30-year high that will continue to boost the U.S. economy and create jobs.  Solar makes sense. The technology is ready, the market is ready, now we just need to spread #GoSolar with a mass audience to accelerate adoption of this low carbon energy and help secure a cleaner, better, more prosperous future for America.”’

The event is a part of a new “America Supports Solar’ campaign that aims as propagating solar development and its benefits – local jobs, solar energy savings, climate and environment change.

Last but not least- the Shout Out coincides with SEIA 40th anniversary – congratulations!

Here’s our team:


While getting ready for a busy 2014 and our upcoming projects, we want to share with you a few insights about our activities in 2013.

Strata Solar devoted itself to providing communities with high-quality renewable energy with 30 new solar farms across North Carolina! We are one of the proud solar providers that helped NC become the second largest solar installer in America in 2013.

One of the goals we set for ourselves for 2013 was to deliver  more jobs across the state.  We achieved our goal by tripling our workforce last year – which we believe has created a positive, sustained impact on the local economy. We invest in youth development by providing  training, growth opportunities, and long term employment.


If you ever wonder what solar energy means for your environment, here it is:




WRAL Strata Solar Interview-11/09/2011