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24
Sep

Watch us Grow! 8-MW Solar Farm Coming Soon

As seen on the NC Sustainable Energy Association’s website:

Selma to Welcome Solar Power from ESA Renewables
The Selma Town Council has cleared the way for construction of the town’s first solar farm. The council voted unanimously last week to add solar farms to the list of allowed uses in two zoning categories – industrial and residential-agricultural.

“Solar could take over during peak hours,” Douglass said. “When the regular power sources shut off, that’s when the solar energy could kick in,”

Solar farms could kick start economic growth in Selma, although town leaders are unsure how much of an impact the farms would have. “We’re obviously welcoming of green technology, and we want to be accommodating,” said Selma planning director, Ryan Simons.

 

As seen in the Smithfield Herald:

Solar-power company eyeing other Johnston sites

ESA Renewables, which plans to build a seven-acre solar farm in Selma, is exploring the possibility of solar farm elsewhere in Johnston County.

The company is closing in on a deal with Selma leaders that would allow it to build a seven-acre solar farm on Ricks Road between U.S. 70 and U.S. 301.

The proposed 8-megawatt farm would generate enough electricity power hundreds of homes, said ESA spokesman Craig Livingston. The company would connect to the town’s electricity grid and distribute the power through Progress Energy. The project would create 80 jobs, Livingston said.

About ESA Renewables, LLC:

Located in Lake Mary, FL, ESA Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the industry providing turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of more than 500 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. ESA’s scope of services includes financing, engineering, construction, testing, monitoring and operation and maintenance. With headquarters in Castellon Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Canada, Chile, and Italy.