Headwaters Solar works with landowners to develop utility-scale solar projects.
Solar farms can be located on lands that have moderate topography, are cleared, have buildable land outside of floodplains, wetlands or environmentally sensitive habitats and are located in proximity to three-phase or transmission power lines.
Headwaters Solar works with landowners who are interested in leasing their land for a solar project. In some cases, Headwaters Solar will also purchase land for a solar installation. Solar farm projects generate predictable, recurring revenues for 30+ years.
Headwaters Solar founder Brownie Newman helped develop and finance the first solar farm in western North Carolina. The 500 KW system was constructed in 2009 on a retired landfill in Canton, North Carolina. The system continues to perform well.
Headwaters Solar develops solar projects in partnership with schools, non-profit organizations and businesses.
Headwaters Solar can provide 100% of the funding to install a solar project for either a roof-top or ground-mounted solar project. The solar energy systems can save hundreds or thousands of dollars per year in utility costs, so the economic savings begin on day one. Or, groups can generate revenue by leasing their roof-space or land for a solar installation.
The solar PV project at the Raleigh Convention Center pictured here was developed with no investment required from the City of Raleigh. The city generates positive cash flow from the project by leasing its rooftop space for the solar PV system. The electricity is purchased by Duke Energy.
Headwaters Solar does not work on solar for single-family residential systems.