Fox Creek Solar Farm plans 50-MW project in North Carolina

Fox Creek Farm Solar LLC on Oct. 21 filed with the North Carolina Utlities Commission a registration statement for a 50.2-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic project to be located near Louisburg in Franklin County, N.C.

This $110 million project will sell power to Duke Energy Progress, the filing said. The planned project schedule includes equipment delivery in the fall of 2016, with final commissioning and operation around Dec. 1, 2017.

A listed project contact is: Carson Harkrader, phone 919-682-6822, charkrader@carolinasolarenergy.com.

Said the company website that goes with that contact information: “Carolina Solar Energy II, LLC (CSE) develops utility scale photovoltaic (PV) solar energy projects in North Carolina. Beginning in 2004 CSE designed, financed, built and provided operation management to a diverse customer base of commercial, nonprofit, utility and government clients, totaling 4.3 MWdc. Since 2013 CSE has specialized in developing utility scale solar with experienced, strategic investment partners with a total of 77.3MWdc currently operating in North Carolina as of 12/31/14.”

Said the website about Harkrader: “Carson is responsible for developing projects and forging finance partnerships. She joined CSE in 2012 after eight years as a Commercial Leader with GE Energy, where she led teams to sell wind and gas turbines in the USA, Canada, and Asia. In this role Carson was the lead negotiator on sales contracts for hundreds of MW’s of wind and gas turbine technology, managing the input of GE’s engineering, sourcing, legal and finance teams into the contract negotiation process.”

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