Bear Branch Solar PV Park is a 35MW solar PV power project. It is planned in North Carolina, the US. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in January 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 35 35 Permitting North Carolina, the US Capital Power; Renewable Energy Services


The project is being developed by Capital Power and Renewable Energy Services. The project is currently owned by Capital Power.

Bear Branch Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project.

The project is expected to generate 74,154MWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $37.73m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by January 2023.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Duke Energy Carolinas under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years. The offtake capacity is expected to be 35MW.

Contractors Involved

Hanwha Q CELLS will be the supplier of the PV modules for the solar power project. The company is expected to provide 114,372 modules each with 400W of nameplate capacity.

Sungrow Power Supply is likely to be the supplier of 14 of its Sungrow 2500U_CEC inverters to the project site.

About Capital Power

Capital Power Corp (CPC) is a power producer that develops, acquires, operates and optimizes electricity with a focus on sustainable energy facilities. It generates electricity by harnessing energy-efficient technology from lower-carbon fuel, and a range of renewable energy sources. The company owns supercritical coal-fired, natural gas-fired simple cycle, natural gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration, wind, solar, landfill gas-fired, and solid fuel facilities such as wood residuals and tire-derived. CPC has various generation facilities under development in Alberta and under construction in Kansas. The company supplies electricity to independent system operators, large industries and commercial customers, and government owned or sponsored entities. CPC is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


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