North Carolina commission okays four 5-MW solar projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Jan. 8 approved certificates for four solar projects of 5 MW (AC) of capacity apiece.

In recent months the commission has approved a number of solar projects of around this size, with some also coming in at higher or lower capacities.

  • On Sept. 5, 2013, SunEnergy1 LLC filed an application seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 5-MW (AC) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on NC Highway 33 near the intersection with NC Highway 97 in Leggett, Edgecombe County, N.C. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power under a power purchase agreement of unspecified length. The project would be phased in, with it being fully online by the end of 2014. The company contact is: President Kenny Habul, Mooresville, N.C., 704-662-0375.
  • Sept. 17, 2013, SunEnergy1 LLC also sought a certificate for construction of a 5-MW (AC) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on Pintail Drive in Windsor, Bertie County, N.C. The applicant plans to sell the electricity from the Windsor Solar Facility to Dominion North Carolina Power under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The facility was expected online at the end of 2013.
  • On Sept. 16, 2013, SolNCPower1 LLC filed for a certificate to construct a 5-MW (AC) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 662 West Battleboro Avenue, Battleboro, Nash County, N.C. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by the Fisher Solar Farm facility under a 15-year power purchase agreement to Dominion North Carolina Power. The facility is expected online in June 2014. The company is based in Tucson, Ariz., with a contact phone number of 520-807-1300.
  • On Oct. 10, 2013, SolNCPower4 LLC sought a certificate for a 5-MW (AC) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Tarboro, Edgecombe County, N.C. The proposed site for the Windstead Solar Farm is on East Northern Boulevard between Pecan Drive and the Tar River. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Dominion North Carolina Power under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The facility is expected online in June 2014. The contact information is the same as for SolNCPower 1.
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