TIME magazine feature

Discovery Wind and Solar Energy powers Amazon’s purchase of the sun, project profiled in TIME magazine.

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BAIRD, TX (September 28, 2022) — Discovery Wind and Solar Energy, a renewable energy powerhouse, partnered to install the full-scale solar infrastructure for the 526-acre Hawtree Creek Solar Farm in North Carolina. The site’s power was recently purchased by Amazon, the largest buyer of renewable energy in the world. 

Discovery was awarded the role of partial Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the Hawtree project. “We provided the manpower and equipment for all major component installation and an intense civil engineering plan,” said Matthew McBride, CEO and President at Discovery Wind and Solar Energy. The team developed a new process from underdrains and improved methods of stabilization for photovoltaic (PV) areas.

The company has a proven track record for high-quality workmanship under any condition, as well as the ability to fast track schedules and mobilize crews with precision and speed. Beginning in December 2020, 250 tradesmen came together to install the 85-megawatt project in eleven months. 

Discovery credits its team and key partners, Kingsley Constructors, Inc., Kanawha Stone, and Baxter Johnson Contracting, for their contributions to the groundbreaking solar development. “We have an amazing workforce that produces award-winning projects. Our success is thanks to every team member, from our innovative, expert field technicians to dedicated management,” said McBride.  

This project fuels Amazon’s efforts to transform renewable power. To view the Time Magazine article and learn more about the project, click here. 

About Discovery Wind and Solar Energy

Discovery Wind and Solar Energy is a wind service provider, supporting new and operational plants, and full-scope Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) solar contractor. The renewable energy company boasts a small business feel with big box service. Discovery partners with clients to help them define goals, evaluate options, and make informed and confident decisions. To learn more, follow the company on LinkedIn.