Solar Development seeks N.C. approvals for 40 MW of capacity

Two project companies owned by Solar Development Partners LLC applied July 8 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for certificates of public convenience on solar projects of 10 MW apiece.

The commission in recent months has been handling a number of applications for small solar projects, though these projects are a bit larger than the usual project, which runs around 5 MW. The managing partner for Solar Development Partners is shown as Shawn Lemond. There was also a third July 8 application for a 20-MW project.

The Solar Development Partners applications are from:

  • Jamesville Alpha SDP LLC, for a 10-MW (AC photovoltaic) project at Jamesville, N.C. The project would be built in phases, with final completion by the end of 2013. The company plans to sell power to Dominion North Carolina Power, a unit of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D), under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) or into the PJM Interconnection market.
  • Seaboard Alpha SDP LLC, for a 10-MW (AC photovoltaic) project, with a street address given for the site but no name for a nearby town. This project is also to be built in phases out to the end of 2013, with the intended customer being Dominion North Carolina Power or the PJM market.
  • Ahoskie Alpha SDP LLC, for a 20-MW (AC photovoltaic) project located at Ahoskie, N.C. This would be built in phases out to the end of 2013, with the intended customer again being Dominion North Carolina Power or the PJM market.
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