Sunstone seeks approvals for three 5-MW solar projects in North Carolina

Sunstone Energy LLC filed two applications on Dec. 31 with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of three 5-MW (ac) solar projects.

  • The Hunter Farm project is to be located at 3814 Medoc Mountain Road, Littleton, Halifax County, N.C. The maximum gross power production capacity will be 5 MW and the projected maximum net power production capacity is 4.975 MW. The facility is projected to come online in July 2015 (within six months of application approval). Electricity generated by the facility will be sold to Duke Energy under a 30 year power purchase agreement subject to the rate schedule CSP-29(NC).
  • There is a second project called Hunter Farm, this one located at 70 Owens Daye Road, Rougemount, Person County, N.C. This 5-MW facility is projected to come online in July 2015. Electricity generated by the facility will be sold to Duke under a 30 year power purchase agreement subject to the rate schedule CSP-29(NC).
  • The nearly identical Simmons Farm project will be located at 351 Piedmont Airline Road, Wayne County, Goldsboro, N.C. This 5-MW facility is also projected to come online in July 2015. Electricity generated by the facility will be sold to Duke under a 30 year power purchase agreement subject to the rate schedule CSP-29(NC).

Sunstone was formed in August 2014. William Clayton is duly authorized to act as a corporate agent for the purposes of these applications. Contact information is: William Clayton, Sunstone Energy LLC, 1029 S. Chestnut Street, Henderson, North Carolina, 27536, (252)425-3143, sunstoneenergyllc@gmail.com.

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