Certificate sought for 5-MW North Carolina solar project

McLean Solar LLC filed a Jan. 27 application at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of a 4.998-MW solar facility to be located in Robeson County.

The facility will be located on the north and south side of 7th Street Rd., between the intersections of McLean Rd. and 7th Street Rd., and Lamb Rd. and 7th Street Rd., in Lumberton, Robeson County. It will consist of about 21,660 300Wp PV modules (or equivalent) affixed to ground mounted racks supported on driven piles. The facility will utilize approximately six 800-kW inverters (or equivalent).

The maximum gross power production capacity of the facility will be 5.28-MW (ac) and the projected maximum net power production capacity is 4.998-MW (ac). The facility is projected to come online in December 2015. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

An applicant contact is: David Bunge, McLean Solar LLC, 3250 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, 636-474-9067, bunge@ccrnrenew.com.

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