Company plans roughly 2 MW solar energy project in North Carolina

An affiliate of California-based Cypress Creek Renewables has filed documents with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) seeking to develop a roughly 2 MW solar project in Whiteville, N.C.

The “Report of Proposed Construction” was filed with NCUC Oct. 12 by Discovery Solar LLC, which recently incorporated in North Carolina. The generating capacity of the project planned in Columbus County, N.C., is 1.99 MW.

The facility will be comprised of 8,892 panels. The developer hopes to bring the project into commercial operation in May 2016 and sell electricity to Duke Energy Progress, which is a Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) subsidiary.

The service life of the project is expected to be 35 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be approximately 4,200,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh).

The facility owner intends to produce renewable energy certificates that arc eligible for compliance with North Carolina’s renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standard.

The expected cost of the proposed facility is an estimated $3.78m, according to the filing.

Santa Monica, Calif.,-based Matthew McGovern is listed as the corporate agent for Discovery Solar and Santa Monica-based Nikki Anas was listed as an alternative contact. Both list an email address of Both list their mailing address as 3250 Ocean Park Boulevard Suite 355 Santa Monica, CA 90405.

The docket number with the NCUC is No. SP-6951, Sub O.

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