HelioSage units seek approvals for North Carolina solar projects

Hardee Solar Center LLC, which is a unit of HelioSage LLC, on July 21 applied with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 4.99-MW (ac) solar, ground-mounted photovoltaic facility.

The Hardee Solar Center site is located off Lebanon Rd. at Efland, N.C., on an approximately 50-acre tract of land. The facility will consist of approximately 22,000 solar photovoltaic modules and ten 500-kW inverters (or equivalent). The facility is estimated to cost $15,652,000.

The Hardee Solar Center is estimated to have a commercial operation date of Dec. 31, 2015. It will interconnect to a Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) substation and sell electricity to DEC via a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement in accordance with the CSP-29 Qualified Facilities Tariff.

The company is at: 117 4th Street SE, Suite B, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Phone: (434) 293-7589.

Another HelioSage affiliate, Winding Oak Solar Center LLC, also filed on July 21 with the commission a nearly identical application for a 4.99-MW (ac) solar project. The Winding Oak Solar Center is located off Winding Oak Rd. at Oxford, N.C. Its estimated cost is $15,652,000, with a commercial operation estimate of Dec. 31, 2015. The Winding Oak Solar Center will interconnect to a DEC substation and sell electricity to DEC via a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement in accordance with the CSP-29 Qualified Facilities Tariff.

Also:

  • Another HelioSage affiliate, Meares Solar Center LLC, filed a July 21 application on a 4.99-MW (ac) project to be located at 497 Graham St. at Fair Bluff, N.C. It is estimated to cost $15,652,000 and to have a commercial operation date of Dec. 31, 2015. It will interconnect to a Duke Energy Progress (DEP) substation and sell electricity to DEP via a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement in accordance with the CSP-29 Qualified Facilities Tariff.
  • Freemont Solar Center LLC, backed by HelioSage, filed a July 21 application on a 4.99-MW (ac) project located at 857 NC Hwy. 16, Stanley, N.C. It is estimated to cost $15,652,000. The Freemont Solar Center has a projected commercial operation date of Dec. 31, 2015. The project will interconnect to a DEC substation and sell electricity to DEC via a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement under the CSP-29 Qualified Facilities Tariff.
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