Phase 1 of Largest African American Owned, Developed, and Operated Solar Farm Announced

Welcoming Address by Dr. Parker
Welcoming Address by Dr. Parker
DURHAM, N.C. - Jan. 21, 2014 - PRLog -- This past January 17th, 510nano hosted a Ground Breaking Ceremony for Phase 1 of a 25 acre solar farm located in Garysburg, NC.  510nano believes this to be the largest solar that is developed, owned and operated by an African American firm.

Dr. Reginald Parker, President of 510nano, provided the opening remarks to over 80 guests.  In those remarks, he shared “Today, we announce 510 REPP One… This 1.4 MW project is the first of 25 MW projects to be built out over the next 18 months…  This ground breaking is the catalyst for our growth...  From our research, this is the largest developed-owned-operated solar farm by a minority-owned firm.”

The dignitaries included the Honorable Dot Harris, the Director of US Department of Energy’s Office of Office ywjwyf of Economic Impact and Diversity; Betty Jo Shepheard from US Senator Richard Burr’s Office; Michael Jones from US Senator Kay Hagan’s Office; Reginald Speight from US Representative G. K. Butterfield’s Office; Northampton Commissioner Chair Robert Carter; Northampton Vice Chair Fannie P. Greene; and Northampton NAACP President Bennet M. Taylor.

510 REPP One is a 1.4 MW renewable energy power plant.  It was designed to use 5,490 panels to generate over 1.8 million kWh.  The power plant is situated on 6 acres and will be enough energy for 420 homes.  The project expects to deliver 30 construction jobs.  Over the next 18 months, 510nano plans to follow this project with several others to total 25 MW of solar energy.

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