Another major solar farm is in the pipeline for North Carolina, this time a 3 megawatt project in Lilesville, about 60 miles east of Charlotte.
The project was filed this week with the N.C. Utilities Commission by Raleigh-based BGE Carolina Solar. BGE is a subsidiary of Blue Green Energy, based in Charlotte.
The solar farm is planned to be generating electricity no later than July 31 next year. It would generate enough power for the equivalent of about 300 homes.
Not long ago 3 megawatts would have been unprecedented in size in North Carolina, but in recent months several projects have been proposed at 4.5 megawatts and 5 megawatts.
Solar projects are increasing in size as the cost of manufacturing solar panels is falling.