Eden Solar Project

OWNER: SPOWER | LOCATION: FOXFIRE, NC

In recent years, North Carolina has been considered a leader in promoting and developing solar energy. According to a report from SNL Energy, an organization that provides coverage of the North American renewable energy markets, two of the 10 largest projects build in the fourth quarter of 2015 in the United States were located in North Carolina. One of them was the 62MW Eden Solar Farm, located in Moore County. The project was developed by Sheville-based FLS Energy under a 15-year power purchase agreement with Duke Energy and is owned/operated by sPower, a leading utility-scale IPP based in Utah.

There are many challenges faced by developers and suppliers when working on large, utility-scale, projects, with logistics and meeting delivery schedules being just two of them. The project developer set an aggressive schedule, but SolarBOS worked closely with Gexpo, supplier of electrical components for the project to FLS Energy, to manufacture and deliver on schedule.

“sPower is proud of the Eden Solar facility and the positive economic benefits it brings to the community, including local construction jobs, lease payments to landowners and property tax revenues – all through an environmentally and economically responsible project,” said Ryan Creamer, sPower CEO.

  • Project Developer: FLS Energy Inc.
  • Project Size: 62.1 MWdc
  • Annual AC Production: 93,000 MWh
  • Date Commissioned: December 2015
  • Modules: 203,450 Trina Solar
  • Raking: RBI raking, fixed tilt ground mount
  • Inverters: Schneider Electric
  • Combiners: (377) SolarBOS disconnect combiners, models: CSK320-12-30-N4, CSK320-16-15-N4, CSK400-18-30-N4