North Carolina commission okays 5-MW Strata Solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on July 23 approved a certificate of public convenience and necessity and a renewable energy registration statement for a 5-MW (ac) project of Tart Farm LLC.

On May 13, Tart Farm applied for these approvals covering construction of a solar photovoltaic facility to be located west of Interstate 95, east of Dunn Road, at the south end of Moses Road near Godwin in Cumberland County, N.C. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.

The facility will consist of approximately twenty three thousand (23,000) 300Wp PV modules (or equivalent) affixed to ground mounted racks supported on driven piles. The system will utilize approximately six (6) 800kW inverters (or equivalent). It is projected to come online in February 2015.

The company contact is: Michael Cohen, Strata Solar LLC, 50101 Governors Drive, Suite 280, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517, 919.960.6015,

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.