North Carolina commission approves five more solar projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission, continuing a recent spate of such approvals, on May 15 approved certificates of public convenience and necessity and renewable energy registrations for five solar projects totaling 23 MW (AC).

All of these are photovoltaic projects that plan to sell electricity to subsidiaries of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), the major investor-owned utility in North Carolina.

The approved projects are:

  • Duplin Solar II LLC (5 MW), project located at Warsaw in Duplin County, plans to sell electricity to Progress Energy Carolinas (which underwent a recent name change to Duke Energy Progress);
  • Charlotte Solar LLC (5 MW), located at Forest City in Rutherford County, plans to sell electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas;
  • Shadow Solar LLC (3 MW), located at Forest City in Rutherford County, plans to sell electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas;
  • Duck Solar LLC (5 MW), located at Forest City in Rutherford County, plans to sell electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas; and
  • Miles Solar LLC (5 MW), located at Rutherfordton in Rutherford County, plans to sell electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas.
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