Progress Energy is adding another rooftop solar project to its energy arsenal.
The Raleigh utility has signed a contract with Advanced Green Technologies to buy the energy produced by a 1.27 megawatt solar array that AGT is building on the roof of a BSH Home Appliances warehouse in New Bern. AGT will own and operate the rooftop solar facility which will be the largest solar power plant in eastern North Carolina, according to Progress Energy.
The deal is the seventh large-scale solar project announced by Progress Energy and brings the total amount of solar-generated electricity scheduled to be purchased by the company to more than 10 megawatts. It's the third-largest solar array announced so far by Progress throughout the state.