New solar power plant planned

August 10, 2009 10:04:34 AM PDT
Progress Energy says it's signed an agreement to take power from a brand new solar electricity generating station south of Raleigh.Progress announced Monday it's inked a deal with MP2 Capital which will build and operate a 2.3 megawatt solar photovoltaic array in Laurinburg. That's about a two hour car ride southwest of Raleigh.

The project still has to be approved by the Laurinburg Planning Board and City Council.

If it's built, Progress says it'll be its sixth and largest solar plant in the Carolinas.

"We are committed to aggressively and responsibly pursuing renewable energy resources as part of a balanced approach to meeting our region's growing energy demand," said Lloyd Yates, president and chief executive officer of Progress Energy Carolinas.


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