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Martins Creek Solar Project highlights

Martins Creek Solar

  • Located in Murphy, North Carolina
  • Generates 1 megawatt of electricity, enough to power approximately 150 homes
  • Supplies electricity to the Tennessee Valley Authority through Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation under the terms of a 10-year power purchase agreement
  • Consists of 4,400 ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) panels

This solar project site is located on the grounds of an elementary school. The power purchase agreement enables the elementary school to share in revenue created by the site’s electric generation, which is equivalent to the cost of staffing two full-time teachers.