Rock Solar Farm
Tax Credit Equity
Photovoltaic; 6.49 MW DC fixed tilt ground mounted solar installation
Rockingham, North Carolina
Number of Modules: 27,600
Output: Rock Farm produces approximately 9,975 MWh of electricity a year, which is the same amount of energy used by 771 average homes in North Carolina.
Project Construction: Construction took 12 weeks, beginning in February, 2013 and finished at the end of May. Rock Farm is part of Strata Solar’s Western cluster of solar farms and was built by a crew of over 100 hired local contractors.
Economic Impact: Over $250,000 in direct expenditures in Richmond County for wages, lodging and supplies. Increase in the property tax base of Richmond County of approximately $12 million with no requirement for additional school, sewers roads, or other county services.
Environmental Impact: No emission, no noise, no traffic associated with the operation of the solar farm. Each year, the solar farm will offset approximately 5,375 tons of CO2 which is the same as reducing automobile travel by 8.1 million miles.