Progress Energy is asking green energy developers for another round of solar farm bids to help the Raleigh-based electric utility meet its state mandate for renewable energy.
Progress is seeking solar farms sized at 1 megawatt to 3 megawatts. Currently the biggest solar farm in the Triangle is about 2.2 megawatts, located at the Cary campus of software developer SAS.
To date, Progress has contracted for about 9 megawatts of solar energy from independent developers.
Solar developers can take advantage of a range of incentives in this state that can be combined to cover as much as three-fourths of the cost of building a solar farm.
The deadline to submit solar bids to Progress is July 20.