North Carolina commission approves 8 MW solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission, in the latest of a series of recent approvals for solar projects, on March 26 approved a certificate of public convenience and necessity for an 8 MW (AC) project of SunEnergy1 LLC.

This photovoltaic project, which the company applied for in November 2012, would be located at Edenton in Chowan County, N.C. Electricity would be sold the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

The application said this would be a $25.6m project that would be brought on-line in phases, with full operation by the end of 2013. It would produce on average (depending on how much the sun actually shines) about 24,000 MWh per year.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.