North Carolina commission approves 20-MW Toprak solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Feb. 3 approved a November 2014 application from Toprak LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 20-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Davie County, west of the terminus of Crawford Road at Mocksville, N.C.

The solar PV system will consist of approximately a quantity of 99,750 REC 310PE PV modules affixed to ground mounted racks supported on driven piles. The $40m project is projected to come on line around Dec. 1, 2016.

The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The projected year one annual sales of this facility are 36.7 MM kWh.

An applicant contact is: Authorized agent Brian Bednar, Toprak LLC, 1125 E. Morehead St., Suite 206, Charlotte, NC 28204, (704) 644-7733,

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