Geenex seeks North Carolina approvals for two 20-MW solar projects

Two affiliated development companies filed on March 3 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission applications for 20-MW solar projects that would each sell output to Dominion North Carolina Power.

Sunflower Solar LLC applied for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for a 20-MW (ac) photovoltaic array. The site is located at 2979 Highway 301. That is just east of the intersection of Dickens Wildwood Road and Highway 301 in Halifax County, North Carolina.

The $60 million Sunflower Solar facility will consist of photovoltaic modules affixed to ground-mounted racks, which will be supported by piles driven into the ground.  The projected date on which the facility will come on line is June 1, 2016. Sunflower Solar plans to sell electricity generated by the facility to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power.

Cork Oak Solar LLC on March 3 also applied for a certificate on a 20-MW (ac) photovoltaic project. The site is located one mile east of the intersection of White Hill Road and Highway 301. This $60 million project is also due for operation around June 1, 2016, and would also sell power to Dominion North Carolina Power.

The contact information is the same for both companies: 7804-C Fairview Road #257, Charlotte, NC 28226, interconnection@geenexsolar.com, Phone (704) 907-7163. The applications are on letterheads for Geenex, which describes itself as having “german engineering experience.” An officer of the companies is Walter Putnam Jr.

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