Companies seek approvals of trio of 5-MW N.C. solar projects

Pollocksville Solar LLC applied on July 31 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar project to be located at 8921 Hwy 17 at Pollocksville in Jones County, N.C.

The generating system will be comprised of about 21,552 PV modules, attached to a ground-mounted single-axis tracking system. Each module will have a nominal power capacity of 290 Wp (dc). The entire system will have a nominal power capacity of 6,250,080 Wp (dc) with a dc/ac ratio of 1.25. The system will utilize five pad-mounted inverters, each with a nominal power capacity of 1,000 kW (ac), yielding a maximum gross power production capacity of 5,000,000 Wp (ac). The system will be interconnected to the electrical distribution network operated by Duke Energy Progress.

The estimated project cost is $12.5m. The projected date on which the facility will come on line is July 31, 2015. The applicant plans to sell the electricity produced to Duke Energy Progress. Projected annual sales in kilowatt hours are 9,915,000.

The project contact information is: Pollocksville Solar LLC, Three Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 300, 100 Matsonford Rd., Radnor, PA 19087, (484) 654-1861 Phone, (484) 654-2473 Fax, Christopher Killenberg, ckillenberg@communityenergyinc.com.

North Selma Solar LLC, with the same contact information, on July 31 also filed a certificate application at the North Carolina commission for an identical, 5-MW (ac) project. The address for this $12.5m project is 435 Old Beulah Road at Selma in Johnston County. The project would interconnect with and sell power to Duke Energy Progress and be operating by July 31, 2015.

Lillington Solar LLC, also with the same contact information, filed a July 31 application with the commission for a 5-MW (ac) ground-mount photovoltaic array on US Hwy 401 at Lillington in Harnett County. This is a $12.m project due for operation by July 31, 2015, that would sell power to Duke Energy Progress.

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