In May 2012, WB Moore began a solar panel project in the Mount Airy, NC area, completing the project in December 2012. The solar farm is located on 25 acres adjacent to the Ararat Rock Quarry.
The solar panel installation consists of 4.5 Megawatts of solar energy generation. Electricity generated will likely be sold to Duke energy, providing power to hundreds of homes and businesses. Because of the solar farm proximity to the Ararat Quarry, much of the power produced will be used by the quarry during operating hours.
Local sheep will graze inside the fenced area of the panels, while area farmers will work the land around the perimeter of the solar farm.
The Ararat Rock Solar Farm will use more than 18,000 REC modules manufactured with U.S.-produced silicon and Advanced Energy inverters manufactured in Colorado.