SunEnergy1 affiliate seeks approval for 80-MW Harts Mill Solar project in N.C.

Harts Mill Solar LLC applied Oct. 12 to the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of an 80.0-MW (ac) solar facility to be located in Edgecombe County.

The facility will be located on both sides of Highway 64 surrounding the intersection of Harts Mill Run Road and Howard Avenue Extension in Tarboro, Edgecombe County.

This 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 1.56 MW inverters calibrated to 1.482 MW each. The facility is projected to come online in phases with the complete system online by Sept. 30, 2016.

The application noted: “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. 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: Harts Mill Solar LLC, Attn: Kenny Habul, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, Phone: (704) 662-0375,

SunEnergy1 affiliates have been pursuing other projects lately, including:

  • Shawboro East Ridge Solar LLC applied Sept. 3 to the North Carolina commission for a certificate for an 80-MW (ac) solar facility to be located in Currituck County, N.C. The location is intersected and bound on the east by East Ridge Road; bound on the west by Shawboro and Indiantown Roads; the north by Deerfield Trail, and the south near Shortcut Road in Shawboro in Currituck County.
  • Moyock Solar LLC applied Sept. 2 to the North Carolina commission for a certificate authorizing construction of an 80-MW (ac) solar facility to be located in Currituck County. The facility will be located on Puddin Ridge Road in Moyock in Currituck County.
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