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Strata Solar draws high-profile crow

John Downey

Senior Staff Writer – Charlotte Business Journal

O2 Energies’ Joel Olsen brought out a lot of stars this week to dedicate his latest solar project in Mount Airy — including state luminaries such as U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis and Charlotte’s most famous businessman, Hugh McColl Jr.

The $5 million project employed more than 100 construction workers, most working for local vendors, with Chapel Hill’s Strata Solar as the principal contractor.

The Mayberry Solar project stands on 6 acres Mount Airy owns near the city’s sewerage plant. The city had been unable to develop the land until Olsen came along.