Seagrove Solar 1MW Initiative
Seagrove Solar Field is located in the heart of North Carolina’s pottery hub on 8.25 acres of previously unused farmland. Seagrove Solar is uniquely sub-metered which allows individuals and businesses the opportunity to take ownership in and support North Carolina’s growing renewable energy economy.
Phase One Complete
GTRS began development of Seagrove Solar in 2009. Phase One development included the design and installation of five 9kW PV systems, maintained
by GTRS and owned by private and commercial partners. These PV systems were operational in December 2009 and are grid-tied to the local utility. The total
annual output of Phase One is estimated at over 65 MWhs of electricity.
Phase Two development was completed in 2010 and included the design and installation of five additional 9.36 kW PV systems, which increased Seagrove’s
electricity output to over 120 MWhs annually.
Phase Two Complete
View of Phase Two Completed Field
Phase Three development was completed and operational in December 2011 and included the design and installation of fourteen 22.08 kW PV systems,
increasing Seagrove's total size to over 400 kW. This phase of development was greatly helped by grant funding from the State of North Carolina
Department of Energy. This installation brought Seagrove Solar’s total annual output up to over 530 MWhs of electricity.
Phase Three Racks
Phase Three Complete
Inverters, Net Meter, and Disconnect
Phase Four marks the completion of development at Seagrove. GTRS installed 16 additional 22.08 kW systems in 2012 to reach our 1 Megawatt Initiative.
Phase Four Racks
Phase Four Front View
Seagrove Solar Complete Field