Haslett Solar seeks approval for 80-MW project in North Carolina

Haslett Solar LLC on Aug. 20 applied to the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of an 80-MW (ac) solar facility to be located in Gates County.

The facility will be located to the south and west of Black Mingle Road and the north and east of Medical Center Road in Gates in Gates County, North Carolina.

The facility is to be a single-axis tracking, ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system consisting of approximately 367,213 solar PV modules and will utilize fifty-four (54) 1.56 MW inverters set to 1.482 MW each. The maximum gross power production capacity of the facility will be 80 MW (ac). The facility is projected to come online in phases with the complete system online by Aug. 31, 2016.

“The Applicant is in discussions to sell the output through a negotiated Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to [Dominion North Carolina Power] or to one or more retail customers in deregulated states that allow for such sales, or to sell the output in the PJM market,” said the application. “The Applicant has submitted an Interconnection Request to PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM) pursuant to PJM’s Open Access Transmission Tariff and has executed a Generation Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement with PJM.”

The service life of the equipment is expected to be a minimum of 20 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are 193,957,198 kWh.

A project contact is: Haslett Solar LLC, Attn: Kenny Habul, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, Phone: (704) 662-0375, legal@sunenergy1.com.

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