Innovative Solar gets four projects approved in North Carolina

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Aug. 13 approved three more in the long series of recent applications by affiliates of Innovative Solar Systems LLC for unusually large solar projects that will supply affiliates of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

Over the last three years, Innovative Solar Systems has told the commission that its management team has developed a number of renewable energy projects and currently has over 600 MW of projects in various approval stages with Duke Energy.

The commission on Aug. 13 approved a total of 12 certificate of public convenience and necessity applications for solar projects, including an application for a fourth, smaller project of Innovative Solar Systems.

  • On June 6, Innovative Solar 68 LLC had applied for a certificate on a 50-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 15443 NC 53 Hwy West, White Oak, Cumberland County, N.C. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On June 6, Innovative Solar 67 LLC sought approval of a 35-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic project to be located at 1001 Shiloh Road, Willard, Pender County, N.C. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On May 2, Innovative Solar 31 LLC filed a certificate application on a 35-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic farm to be located at 299 White Farm Lane, Bladenboro, Bladen County, N.C. It plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On June 3, Innovative Solar 64 LLC filed for a certificate on a 4.995-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility to be located at 2800 Hobbton Highway, Clinton, Sampson County, N.C. It plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On Feb. 10, 2012, Hutchinson Farm LLC filed an application seeking a certificate on a 2.0-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility located at 1268 Earl Road, Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C. It plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas.
  • On Oct. 4, 2013, Soul City Solar LLC filed an application for a certificate on a 3.5-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility to be located on Crescent Drive outside of Norlina in Warren County, N.C. It plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On May 16, Holger Holdings LLC applied for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located near Taylors Bridge Highway and Sandy Lane at Clinton in Sampson County, N.C. Holger Holdings plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On May 13, North Nash Farm LLC filed for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the east side of North Carolina 58, north of Taylors Gin Road, Castalia, Nash County, N.C. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On May 16, Ariel Solar LLC filed for a certificate for construction of a 6.48-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility to be located west of Bloomsbury Road and north of US 158 near Manson in Warren County, N.C. Ariel Solar plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On May 13, North Siler Farm LLC applied for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the east side of Fontana Circle, north of the intersection with North Chatham Drive, at the end of Siler Business Drive, at Siler City in Chatham County, N.C. It plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On May 13, Pit 64 Farm LLC asked for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located south of Hillside Dairy Road, north of US 64 West, and west of Buckner Clark Road at Pittsboro in Chatham County, N.C. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On June 5, Lanier Solar LLC filed an application seeking a certificate on a 4.999-MW (ac) photovoltaic farm to be located near the intersection of Jackson Store Road and George Sumner Road, Beulaville, Duplin County, N.C. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
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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.