CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, March 25th, 2021 – Last month, the City of Charlotte began soliciting bids from qualified local solar installers to design and build solar PV systems at ten sites across the city, including Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, and North Carolina Department of Transportation facilities. Collectively, these projects would provide approximately 874 kW of solar energy to Charlotte, contributing greatly to their efforts to convert the city to clean, renewable energy.
On Monday, March 22nd City Council unanimously voted to award Renu Energy Solutions the Charlotte Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Initiative.
This $1.6 million contract will include the design, engineering, and installation of solar panels, including both roof-mounted and ground-mounted arrays. Once constructed by Renu Energy Solutions, these solar systems will annually produce approximately one million kilowatt hours of zero-carbon electricity – the equivalent to powering 114 homes with solar energy!
The Charlotte Solar Photovoltaic Initiative is part of the city’s efforts to reach a goal of sourcing 100 percent of its energy use from renewable sources by 2030, with these solar projects expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022. These ambitious goals set by the Charlotte City Council were put forth into motion in December of 2018 when the council adopted the Strategic Energy Action Plan (SEAP), a resolution to aggressively combat the emissions and effects of greenhouse gasses. The SEAP addresses many actions to move toward a cleaner, healthier city, including efforts to improve Charlotte’s transportation system, water system, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the construction of new buildings, and energy generation, to name a few.
“Renu is proud to play a key role in the City of Charlotte solar initiative. We are honored to do our part to fulfill the City’s Sustainable Energy Action Plan and build the Charlotte of the future” says Andrew O’Donnell, the Director of Construction at Renu Energy Solutions.
Founded in 2010, Renu Energy Solutions has completed over 3,300 solar installations in both the residential and commercial fields throughout the Carolinas. For more information on going solar, please visit us at renuenergysolutions.com.