Local officials cut the ribbon on Cypress Creek's IS 46 solar site in Hope Mills, NC

Creating New Opportunities for Communities Across the United States


We're proud to be a part of the growing solar industry that provides new revenue for communities, generates affordable, clean power, and creates jobs nine times faster than the overall U.S. economy.

As the solar energy industry grows, we look forward to partnering with communities across the country. Relationships matter.


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What is a Solar Farm?

A solar farm is a site that hosts a grid of photovoltaic (PV) and thin film solar panels. Secured to ground-mounted metal racks for stability and longevity, our solar farms generate between 2 and 200 megawatts (MW) of solar energy for more than 40 years.

The power generated at our solar farms is then fed into the existing electric grid, providing clean and affordable energy to communities.


Development Cycle


Proven Track Record and Process for Success



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Once a site has been identified as a potential location for solar development, we work with the landowners on lease or purchase agreements.

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Planning the site involves a great deal of due diligence, from surveys and environmental impact reports, to engineering and zoning research and applications. Environmental and cultural studies, utility interconnection, and a power purchase agreement are all major milestones that must be achieved before construction can begin. This usually take a minimum of 9 months, but often longer.

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Building the solar farm is typically the work of our Engineering, Procurement, and Construction group. Our EPC team creates plans (civil, structural, electrical) and manages every step of the construction process from system equipment purchasing to contractor hiring.

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After construction, the system’s electrical components are reviewed, tested and commissioned for use. Upon approval of necessary systems, we power the site and run extensive performance testing with our Data Acquisition System.

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Completion of the solar farm includes the final punch list closeout, with the exit of the construction crew, and re-seeding and landscaping of the site.

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Once our sites are up and running, they typically produce energy for 40 years or more. We track the farm’s production and often run Operations and Maintenance.

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Good Neighbors


Our Good Neighbor Commitment

We're proud to be a part of the growing solar industry that provides new revenue streams and affordable, clean power for communities across the country. But solar is more than that.

As the solar energy industry grows, we look forward to partnering with more communities across the country in supporting Local Economic and Workforce Development, Environmental Sustainability, STEM Education and Veterans’ Initiatives.






LOCAL ECONOMIC AND Workforce Development


Investing in the Solar Energy Workforce


The solar industry creates jobs 9 times faster than the overall U.S. economy. We partner with technical and community colleges across the US to create, support, and promote solar job training, with a focus on bringing more women, minorities and veterans into the industry. Our aim is to strengthen the U.S. energy workforce through proactive investment in job training and workforce development through scholarships, guest lectures, in-field classroom experiences and equipment donations.

This year, Cypress Creek was a part of an initiative led by The Solar Foundation that was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for a grant to support and advance a high quality solar workforce. We are excited for this opportunity to expand the momentum of our partnerships! 



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Case Study


Cypress Creek Announces Partnership with Mott Community College


Cypress Creek is partnering with Mott Community College on a partnership to invest in Michigan’s solar energy workforce. The initiative establishes a Solar Program Fund at Mott Community College with a $20,000 grant from Cypress Creek Renewables. The new fund will assist Mott Community College in developing programming centered around renewable energy coursework, as well as providing scholarships for students pursuing careers in solar energy. Cypress Creek’s grant will specifically focus on providing assistance to women, veterans and ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce.


“We are thrilled to launch our first partnership with a solar company and specifically with Cypress Creek, a national leader in solar. As solar grows across Michigan, our community will be prepared to fill these jobs.”

Mott Community College President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea


Learn More about Our Other Workforce Development Partnerships




Environmental Sustainability


Taking Care of the Environment Is Part of the Job


Cypress Creek develops programs and supports organizations that work to conserve natural resources for future generations.

As part of our Solar + Pollinator Initiative, we plant native, pollinator-friendly plants within many of our solar farms to provide foraging habitat for important pollinator insects and species in critical need of our protection.

Co-locating pollinator friendly vegetation on solar farms can bring benefits to nearby agricultural activities which are dependent upon pollinator services.

Following a year-long pilot program,Cypress Creek has committed to designing 100% of the solar farms we develop in the state of New York as pollinator-friendly




Case Study


Cypress Creek Renewables Announces Maryland’s First Solar Array Inspired by Maryland’s Pollinator-Friendly Solar Legislation


In 2017, Cypress Creek announced Maryland’s first pollinator solar array inspired by Maryland’s statewide legislation supporting pollinator-friendly solar sites. This means that planted around the modules at our Baker Point solar facility in Frederick, Maryland, are species of native long-stemmed and short-growing flowers and warm-season grasses. The site is also unique in that it also hosts honey-producing beehives, each producing an average of 30 pound of honey each season. Energy produced at Baker Point solar facility in Frederick, Maryland is used to power National Geographic’s headquarters and the Capital One Arena, both in Washington, DC.



Resources for Our Neighbors and Partners

FAQS BY STATE

For more information about Cypress Creek Renewables and solar farm development in your region, we’ve provided FAQs that cover state-specific solar questions, policies, and resources


Brochure

Our Company Overview brochure provides information about our team, mission, and solar farm sites.