Beaufort Solar

North Carolina, United States

Status

In Operation

Year

2015

Owned Capacity

15

MW

Owned/Operated

100/100

Solar
Status
In Operation
Year

2015

OWNED CAPACITY

15

MW

OWNED/OPERATED

100/100

Solar

Located on 184 acres of leased land in Chocowinity, North Carolina, Beaufort Solar began commercial operations in December 2015 as Capital Power’s inaugural solar facility. The facility operates under a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with Duke Energy Progress LLC.

Quick Facts

  • Facility consists of 66,690, 315 watt photovoltaic solar panels manufactured by Canadian Solar

Community Investment

At Capital Power, we contribute to the communities  in which we operate with the aim of building a sustainable future for all. We engage our neighbours, consider their interests and build real relationships. We aim to source supplies and services locally for our operations, as well as hire from the community. At Beaufort Solar:

  • We pay approximately $47,000 in property tax each year, contributing annually to community tax bases, supporting the improvement of infrastructure, roadways, and community services.

We give back where we live and work by supporting local organizations and our employees’ community participation through our corporate giving programs.

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As Capital Power's first solar facility, Beaufort Solar has helped lead the way in expanding our renewable generation portfolio and contributes to the development of a low-carbon energy future.
Brian Vaasjo
President and CEO

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