Solar Power: Hearing Next Month On Proposed ‘Farm’ In Davie

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 2, 2012

By Jackie Seabolt
Enterprise Record

A proposed solar farm on Eaton Road has received some opposition and a hearing before the state’s utilities commission will be held next month at the Davie courthouse.
An application was filed on March 22 by Mocksville Farm, LLC (owned by Strata Solar out of Chapel Hill) to build the estimated $18 million facility.
According to the company’s website, Strata has plans for 15 industrial-scale solar farms for completion this year – including three in Wake and Chatham counties.
The proposed 5 megawatt solar farm would be built on approximately 44 acres off an unpaved section of Eaton Road in Mocksville and will comprise approximately 26,000 solar collectors mounted on racking.
According to Davie County Economic Development President Terry Bralley, the proposed solar farm will not have a heavy impact on infrastructure, there will be no paving of the road, and no sewer extension.
On the application Strata Solar says installation should begin in July and the farm should be in operation by the end of September …