Wilson Solar Farm 5 wins North Carolina approval for its 10-MW project

On March 30, Wilson Solar Farm 5 LLC filed an application with the North Carolina Utilities Commission seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 10-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 3313 US Hwy 264A in Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina.

The applicant said it plans to sell the electricity to the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency. The commission approved the certificate on June 2. The facility is projected to come on line on or before Dec. 31, 2015. The projected annual sales are 19,800,000 kWh.

The project contact information in the application is: 133 Strawberry Lane, Saint Johns, Florida 32259, Attn: Gerrald F. Guthmiller, Phone (904) 460-2001, jerry@jsgsolar.com.

Said the website of JSG Solar: “JSG Solar, Inc., Inc. was formed in 2009 and is led by President Jerry Guthmiller, a Florida Registered Professional Engineer and Certified General Contractor. Jerry Guthmiller, a graduate engineer from the University of California, Davis, has over thirty eight (38) years of experience in the design and construction of industrial manufacturing facilities, commercial and residential properties.”

This same company has lately pursued several solar projects in North Carolina under variations of the Wilson Solar Farm name.

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