North Carolina Community Leaders Cut Ribbon at One of the Largest Solar Farms East of the Mississippi
August 22, 2017
Today marks a particularly important milestone for Cypress Creek Renewables, as we cut the ribbon on one of the largest solar farms east of the Mississippi, our Innovative Solar 46 project. We were proud to be joined by Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC9), N.C. Representative John Szoka (R-NC45), Cumberland County Commission Chair Glenn Adams and other civic and business leaders.
The Innovative Solar 46 project is a prime example of how North Carolina is a true renewable energy leader for the region and the nation. The state currently boasts more than 3,000 megawatts of installed solar, second most in the entire country. We thank our elected leaders and our local business partners for their part in building the solar industry in the state and bringing projects such as Innovative Solar 46 to fruition.
Here’s what people are saying about Cypress Creek Renewables’ Innovative Solar 46 project:
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
“From our cities to our rural communities, North Carolinians are proud of our booming solar industry. I commend Cypress Creek Renewables’ work to bring one of the largest solar farms east of the Mississippi to Cumberland County. With the bipartisan energy bill now in place, we expect to see more flagship projects like Innovative Solar 46 in the coming years.”
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
“North Carolina has been one of the fastest growing states in the nation for solar capacity, creating thousands of new jobs for hard-working North Carolinians. I want to thank Cypress Creek Renewables for their effort to bring one of the largest solar farms east of the Mississippi to Cumberland County and I will continue to advocate for policies that ensure North Carolina remains an attractive destination for solar energy.”
Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC9)
“For our economy and security, America must be energy independent. This new solar facility in Hope Mills is an important part of an “all-of-the-above” strategy which capitalizes on America’s abundant energy resources. As a strong advocate for veterans, I am also pleased that the solar industry makes a strong effort to employ veterans.”
North Carolina State Representative John Szoka (R-NC45 / Cumberland County)
“As North Carolina has become a national leader in solar energy, our economy has benefited tremendously. I’m thrilled that Cypress Creek Renewables is putting to work two businesses in my district, Horne Brothers and Directional Service Incorporated, to build the Innovative Solar 46 and other solar sites across the state. It is great to see the county that I call home leading America into a brighter energy future.”
Cumberland County Commission Chairman Glenn Adams
“Cumberland County is once again leading the way in 21st century innovation and jobs. Fifty years from now, when we look back at the roots of a booming solar and renewable energy economy, it will be communities like ours that will be at the heart of its success.”