Innovative Solar seeks okay on 5-MW North Carolina project

Innovative Solar Systems LLC on July 14 filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on one of its smaller in-the-works solar projects.

The company in recent weeks has filed for approvals on hundreds of MWs of mostly larger projects, all to supply Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

The July 14 application was on behalf of Innovative Solar 63 LLC for a 4.995-MW (ac) photovoltaic system to be located at 2958 Glenfield Rd. at Snow Hill in Greene County.

The $9m Innovative Solar 63 project is estimated to have a commercial operation date of Nov. 1,2015. It will be interconnecting to Duke Energy at the distribution level and selling electricity via a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement to Duke Energy under the Qualified Facilities Tariff, the application noted.

An Innovative Solar Systems contact is: John Green, Senior Electrical Engineer and co-founder, 828-215-9064,

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