North Carolina commission approves two 5-MW solar projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Jan. 6 approved a couple of certificates of public convenience and necessity for solar projects of 5 MW (ac) in size.

On Oct. 17, 2014, Beaker Farm LLC had filed an application seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the south side of West Wilson Street, west of the intersection with West Church Street and east of the intersection with Edward May Road, in Farmville in Pitt County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy ProgressThe facility is projected to come online in July 2015.

A project contact is: Jackson Naftel, Strata Solar LLC, 50101 Governors Drive, Suite 280, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517, 919-960-6015,

On Oct. 29, 2014, Moyock Caratoke Solar LLC sought a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility located in Currituck County at 1019-1059 Caratoke Highway, near Moyock, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Dominion North Carolina PowerThe projected cost of the facility is $17m. The facility is expected to be energized in phases as available with the complete system on line by Dec. 31, 2015.

A project contact is: Moyock Caratoke Solar LLC, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, Attn: Kenny Habul, Phone: 704-662-0375.

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