Linden Solar files QF notice for 50-MW project in North Carolina

On May 26, Linden Solar LLC filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission a copy of its self-certification under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Form 556 for a 50-MW photovoltaic project located at the town of Linden in Cumberland County, N.C.

The Form 556 is required by FERC for qualifying facilities (QFs). 

The Form 556 said: “The facility will consist of approximately 233,320 300Wp photovoltaic modules (or equivalent) affixed to ground mounted racks supported on driven piles. The system will utilize 60 833kW inverters (or equivalent).”

The project is due to begin operation on June 30, 2016. It will interconnect into the Duke Energy Progress system, with that utility also the intended power customer.

Company contact information listed in the Form 556 is: 3250 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, Telephone number (310) 581-6299. That is the address for Cypress Creek Renewables, which has been busy lately at the North Carolina commission getting approvals for a number of solar projects.

Buckleberry Solar LLC, a company with the same contact information, also filed with the North Carolina commission on May 26 a Form 556 for its 50-MW photovolatic project located at Grifton in Pitt County, N.C. This project would begin operation on Dec. 30, 2016, and would both interconnect with and sell power to Duke Energy Progress.

Another May 26 filing of a Form 556 came from Bullock Solar LLC, which has the same contact information as the other project companies. Its 50-MW project, located at Manson in Vance County, N.C., is to begin operation on Dec. 30, 2016. It would also interconnect with and provide power to Duke Energy Progress.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.