North Carolina commission approves more solar power projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on April 9 approved a certificate of public convenience and necessity and also a renewable energy registration for a 4.975-MW (AC) solar photovoltaic project of Market Farm LLC.

The company had applied on Jan. 31 for these approvals. The facility would be located at Reidsville in Rockingham County and would sell power to Duke Energy Carolinas.

The commission, which has approved a number of small solar projects in recent months, on April 9 also approved in separate orders:

  • A renewable energy registration for a 1.98-MW (AC) solar photovoltaic project of Sampson Solar LLC, located at Clinton in Sampson County. The facility is due to be operational in or around May of this year.
  • A renewable registration for Innovative Solar 15 LLC for a 1.696-MW (AC) photovoltaic project at Ellenboro in Rutherford County. This facility, as applied for, would be operational around April 1 of this year.
  • A renewable registration for another 1.696-MW (AC) project, this time of Innovative Solar 12 LLC, to be located at Forest City in Rutherford County. This facility would also be operating around April 1.
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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.