North Carolina commission okays 20-MW Infigen solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on April 20 approved a Feb. 5 application from Infigen Energy US Development LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 20-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located east and west of Old Stake Road, near the intersection with Donald Mercer Road, near Chadbourn in Columbus County, North Carolina.

The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress (DEP). The facility will consist of approximately 82,540 315Wp PV modules (or equivalent) affixed to ground-mounted racks supported on driven piles. The facility will utilize approximately twenty 1-MW inverters (or equivalent).

The facility is projected to come online in August 2016. The service life of the equipment is expected to be a minimum of 25 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are 46,390,000 kWh.

A developer contact is: Andrew Flanagan, Infigen Energy US Development LLC, 6688 North Central Expressway, STE: 500, Dallas, TX 75206, 214-515-1100,

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