North Carolina commission approves four solar projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on March 5 approved certificates of public convenience and necessity for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that would produce a total of 34 MW (AC).

The approvals covered:

  • November 2012 application from SunEnergy1 LLC for a 20 MW (AC) PV facility at Greenville in Pitt County, selling power to the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency;
  • April 2012 application from Progress Solar I LLC for a 4 MW (AC) PV facility located at Bunn in Franklin County;
  • November 2012 application from Wayne Solar I LLC for a 5 MW (AC) PV project located at Mount Olive in Wayne County, selling power to Progress Energy Carolinas; and
  • October 2012 application from Owen Solar LLC for a 5 MW (AC) PV project located at Lincolnton in Catawba County, selling power to Duke Energy Carolinas.

Both Progress Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Carolinas are subsidiaries of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

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