Innovative Solar seeks North Carolina approval for 35-MW project

Innovative Solar Systems LLC filed an April 15 application with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on yet another large solar project.

Its affiliate pursuing this latest project is Innovative Solar 73 LLC. Innovative Solar Systems is a North Carolina-based developer of commercial and utility scale solar energy projects, with a particular focus on utility scale ground mounted systems. Over the last three years, it said its management team has developed a number of renewable energy projects and currently has over 600 MW of projects in various approval stages with Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

Innovative Solar 73 will be a 35-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic system located at 886 5th St. at Bladenboro in Bladen County, N.C. The system will be ground mounted and comprised of major system components considered “Tier 1” quality in the solar industry.

The projected date on which the facility will come on line is May 1, 2016. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy under its Purchased Power Schedule. In addition, the applicant plans to sell the Solar Renewable Energy Credits to Duke Energy or others in accordance with the state’s standards.

The company contact is: John E. Green, Senior Electrical Engineer and co-founder, 828-215-9064,

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