12 Oct '11, 9am

North Carolina Solar Farm Leads a Building Wave

North Carolina Solar Farm Leads a Building Wave

Some 200 community members, local leaders, solar power industry participants, state government officials and members of Congress gathered in Mount Airy, North Carolina on Monday to dedicate next week’s commissioning of the Mayberry Solar Farm, the first of its kind in Surry County.The Mayberry solar power farm project is an excellent illustration of how, with effective support and incentives, public-private sector partnerships collaborating on renewable energy projects can succeed in generating jobs and helping local businesses, as well as building community and improving the health and quality of the local environment. More than 20 local and state businesses were involved in the solar farm’s construction, which took roughly two years, Meghan Evans reported for The Mount Airy News . Built on six acres of land surrounding a municipal wastewater treatment plant, the 1.2 mega...

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