Cypress Creek Renewables seeks approval for 5-MW solar project in North Carolina

The Whitt Town Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables on Aug. 12 filed an application at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 4.998-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility that will be located along Whitt Town Road in Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina.

The $9.45 million facility will be comprised of approximately twenty one thousand six hundred sixty (21,660) 300W panels (or equivalent) attached to ground-mounted racks. it will utilize approximately six 800W inverters (or equivalent). The date on which the facility is projected to come on line is March 31, 2016.

The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement. The service life of the project is expected to be approximately 35 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be approximately 10,500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh).

A project contact is: Jonathan Buttles, Whitt Town Solar LLC, 3250 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310) 581-6299, regulatory@ccrenew.com.

Cypress Creek Renewables has been pursuing a number of solar projects lately. For example:

  • the North Carolina commission on July 7 approved an application from Bullock Solar LLC for a certificate on a 50-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility to be located near Manson in Vance County, North Carolina. Bullock Solar is a project company that was formed by project backer Cypress Creek Renewables. The $107 million facility is projected to come online in or before December 2016. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement, the application said.
  • the North Carolina commission on June 30 approved an application from Cypress Creek’s Bladen Solar LLC for a certificate on a 50-MW (ac) solar facility to be located near Fayetteville in Bladen County, North Carolina. The $107 million facility is projected to come online in or before December 2016. Electricity generated by the facility will be sold to Duke Energy Progress.
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