July 12th, 2014 by Cynthia Shahan
Apple, the electronics wizard, has permission to establish its third solar farm in North Carolina. Apple plans to spend $55 million, to create this 17.5 MW new solar farm. It estimates that the construction will be completed 5 years after purchase of the land.
Expectations are that Apple’s project will provide 75 new jobs during construction. City Manager Doug Barrick notes that Apple’s intention is to source jobs from the local area.
Another big investor in the regional solar farm market is Duke Energy, which has invested more than $2.5 billion since 2007. Owning 15 solar farms in the US, it has built a stable presence in the commercial solar and wind energy sectors.
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